Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three environmental engineering schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Boston University such as Hatice Altug, Sean Andersson, Stormy Attaway, Lorena Barba, Paul Barbone, and Eytan Barouch.
Environmental Engineering students from Boston schools who go on to become environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental specialists, environmental protection specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 50,610 people working as environmental engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,750. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 2,040 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $91,610. Environmental engineers in this area earn $90,280/yr and there are 1,320 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.780 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by environmental engineers, and 1.210/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 3 environmental engineering schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Boston University as the lowest, reported at only $28,548/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|