Newark, NJ (population: 279,278) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. Rutgers University-Newark, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 11,501. It is the 248th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Newark, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Rutgers University such as George Obamije.
Environmental Engineering students from Newark 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 650 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $63,330. Environmental engineers in this area earn $76,830/yr and there are 640 employed.
Newark lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.652 out of every 1000 jobs in Newark are held by environmental engineers, and 0.665/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Newark, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Jersey Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($15,683/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Rutgers University-Newark as the lowest, reported at only $13,604/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Newark|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||5.2 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.8 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||6.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.8 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.5 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||10.5 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||11.7 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||11.8 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||12.5 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||14.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||15.1 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||16.1 miles|