Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two environmental engineering schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about environmental engineering programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental engineering professors at University of Washington such as El-Hadi Aggoune, Kamal Ahmed, Galen Basse, Mark Benjamin, John Berg, and Karl Bohringer.
Environmental Engineering students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,980 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $69,620. Environmental engineers in this area earn $83,450/yr and there are 720 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.514 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by environmental engineers, and 1.412/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 2 environmental engineering schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for environmental engineering students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|