North Carolina contains nineteen schools that offer environmental engineering programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking environmental engineering school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 environmental engineering schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elon University comes out as the most expensive ($26,867/yr), with Pamlico Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,351/yr.
Environmental Engineering students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,490 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average yearly salary of $57,730. Environmental engineers in this state earn $77,990/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Also, within the environmental engineering schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from environmental engineering, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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