Alberta, VA has seven petroleum engineering schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, the highest ranked school in this group with a petroleum engineering program, has a total student population of 1,657. It is the 461st highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania). To learn more about petroleum engineering programs in Alberta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of petroleum engineering professors at University of Pittsburgh such as Klaus Wuersig.
Petroleum Engineering students from Alberta schools who go on to become petroleum engineers, engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 25,540 people working as petroleum engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $119,960.
Alberta lies in Brunswick county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 68,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $15.53/hr average worker wage, and a $32,290 average annual salary.
Of the 7 petroleum engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of Alberta, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Post University comes out as the most expensive ($23,261/yr) for petroleum engineering students, with North Central State College as the lowest, reported at only $3,968/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alberta|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||56.2 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||62.8 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||77.5 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||91.2 miles|