Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has one environmental engineering school within its city limits. Jackson State University has a total student population of 8,783. It is the 2400th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Jackson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Jackson State University such as Abdelnasser Eldek.
Environmental Engineering students from Jackson 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 Jackson area alone, there are 140 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $44,590. Environmental engineers in this area earn $63,590/yr and there are 230 employed.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.941 out of every 1000 jobs in Jackson are held by environmental engineers, and 0.580/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jackson State University ends up costing a student $10,375/yr.