Kirkwood, MO has seven environmental science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Westminster College, the highest ranked school in this group with an environmental science program, has a total student population of 1,087. It is the 369th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Environmental Science students from Kirkwood 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are ** employed environmental engineering technicians earning an average salary of $36,130. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this area earn $54,060/yr and there are 470 employed.
Kirkwood lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.364 out of every 1000 jobs in Kirkwood are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and **/1000 are held by environmental engineering technicians.
Of the 7 environmental science schools with a 100-mile radius of Kirkwood, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington University in St Louis comes out as the most expensive ($28,951/yr) for environmental science students, with Lincoln University as the lowest, reported at only $7,125/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kirkwood|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||9.1 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||9.8 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||15.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||17.5 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||96.4 miles|