Sioux Falls, SD (population: 160,938) has six environmental engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dordt College, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 1,322. It is the 295th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College). To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Sioux Falls, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Dordt College such as Douglas De Boer, and Nolan Vangaalan.
Environmental Engineering students from Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls area alone, there are 90 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $64,790. Environmental engineers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 40 employed.
Sioux Falls lies in Minnehaha county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Sioux Falls area has 134,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $17.23/hr average worker wage, and a $35,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.298 out of every 1000 jobs in Sioux Falls are held by environmental engineers, and 0.696/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 6 environmental engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Sioux Falls, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dordt College comes out as the most expensive ($20,913/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Lake Area Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $9,078/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sioux Falls|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||50.0 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||74.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||99.0 miles|