Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two environmental engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Nebraska such as Bashar Al-Salim, Soharab Asgarpoor, John Barton, Charles Berryman, Florin Bobaru, and John Boye.
Environmental Engineering students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 390 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $54,230. Environmental engineers in this area earn $80,180/yr and there are 130 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.284 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by environmental engineers, and 0.859/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Briar Cliff University comes out as the most expensive ($15,236/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the lowest, reported at only $12,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|