Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Missouri such as Cory Beard, Katherine Bloemker, Deb Chatterjee, Mike Kelly, Shahzad Khan, and Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Environmental Engineering students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 560 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $62,420. Environmental engineers in this area earn $81,070/yr and there are 410 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.410 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by environmental engineers, and 0.565/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Missouri-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($17,782/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Missouri-Kansas City as the lowest, reported at only $17,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|