Dunbar, WV has eight environmental engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ohio University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental engineering program, has a total student population of 22,647. It is the 128th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Environmental Engineering students from Dunbar 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 Charleston area alone, there are 210 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $46,240. Environmental engineers in this area earn $66,240/yr and there are 100 employed.
Dunbar lies in Kanawha county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Charleston area has 146,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.90/hr average worker wage, and a $37,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.718 out of every 1000 jobs in Dunbar are held by environmental engineers, and 1.461/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 8 environmental engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Dunbar, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr) for environmental engineering students, with Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $4,104/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dunbar|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||38.8 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||50.0 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||70.3 miles|