Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has seven environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Jeffrey Babin, John Bassani, Michael Carchidi, Peter Davies, Dennis Discher, and Paul Ducheyne.
Environmental Engineering students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 770 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $74,130. Environmental engineers in this area earn $106,480/yr and there are 1,080 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.590 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by environmental engineers, and 0.420/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 7 environmental engineering schools in Philadelphia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Temple University as the lowest, reported at only $15,715/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|