Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has three environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 3,706. It is the 1386th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Portland such as Peter Chamberlain, Timothy Doughty, Glen Hines, Joseph Hoffbeck, Aziz Inan, and Mehmet Inan.
Environmental Engineering students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 750 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $65,180. Environmental engineers in this area earn $75,050/yr and there are 350 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.352 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by environmental engineers, and 0.758/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 3 environmental engineering schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Portland State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,824/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|