Arkansas contains six schools that offer environmental science programs. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking environmental science school in AR, has a total student population of 12,156 and is the 462nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 environmental science schools in Arkansas, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Environmental Science students from Arkansas schools who go on to become environmental sciences professors, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental health professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Environmental engineering technicians make on average $45,730 per year and there are about 20,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 100 employed environmental engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $39,120. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $50,600/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the environmental science schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from environmental science, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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