Ontario, CA (population: 174,731) has thirty environmental science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental science program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California. To learn more about environmental science programs in Ontario, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of environmental science professors at University of California such as Robert Boyd, Carlos Cepeda, Orville Chapman, Henry Hespenheide, Todd Lorenz, and Ian Mc Lean.
Environmental Science students from Ontario 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 150 employed environmental engineering technicians earning an average salary of $53,180. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $64,550/yr and there are 710 employed.
Ontario lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Ontario are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and 0/1000 are held by environmental engineering technicians.
Of the 30 environmental science schools with a 100-mile radius of Ontario, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola Marymount University comes out as the most expensive ($29,497/yr) for environmental science students, with MiraCosta College as the lowest, reported at only $4,390/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ontario|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||5.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||9.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||19.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||27.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||30.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||31.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||31.4 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||32.1 miles|