Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has six environmental engineering schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas. To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at Rice University such as Behnaam Aazhang, Athanasios Antoulas, Richard Baraniuk, Joseph Cavallaro, Karolos Grigoriadis, and Wise James.
Environmental Engineering students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,650 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $78,720. Environmental engineers in this area earn $90,260/yr and there are 590 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.229 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by environmental engineers, and 1.035/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 6 environmental engineering schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($18,514/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|