Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

1,712

Graduates Per Year

$64K

Average Salary

#160

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

1,712

72% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

106

45% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

159

Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

1,761

160

Environmental Engineering

1,712

161

Petroleum Engineering

1,704

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$41,196

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

75

Communication and Media Studies

$41,498

76

Environmental Engineering

$41,196

Salary

High Salary

$53,416

38% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

54

Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies

$53,912

55

Environmental Engineering

$53,416

56

Computer Systems Analysis

$53,040

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TOP

25

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

20

Computer Software and Media Applications

21

Environmental Engineering

22

Fire Protection

Students

Diverse

4/5

8.72% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

144

Nutrition Sciences

145

Environmental Engineering

146

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SUMMARY

Going to school for Environmental Engineering is not only a valuable choice, but typically a required first step for students intending to enter a career as a senior environmental engineer, an environmental remediation engineer, or an environmental protection specialist. Interestingly, environmental engineering is a ​unique major coming in at the 160th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 1,712 environmental engineering diplomas received. In-state tuition for environmental engineering at private institutions is, on average, 4.4 times more costly than their public fellows.

With just 106 colleges having programs for environmental engineering there might be a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other environmental engineering undergrads, consider looking at universities in California which have more undergraduates admitted to environmental engineering than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to study environmental engineering is in the Mid East region with University of Delaware, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to study environmental engineering is the Big Ten Conference with Ohio State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our choice for the best college for environmental engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The objectively 'best' school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There can be lots of angels to weigh when selecting institution. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely impact your choice on which university to attend. Here at Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which environmental engineering college boasts the top campus, the answer is Stanford University. If you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more so we can evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and, from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for environmental engineering is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If expense is a major factor in your decision on where to go to college, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York is the most expensive university for environmental engineering, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive universities that might put the price tag of Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that environmental engineering is the 76th most expensive major in the US, with an average expense of $41,200. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for environmental engineering nationally is Maryland demonstrated by a tuition of $55,350 at the main university in the state Johns Hopkins University. Even more broadly, the most costly region for environmental engineering is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Yale University with a cost of $55,500, Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a cost of $53,450, and Tufts University with a cost of $57,324.

Our cheapest region for environmental engineering is the Southeast region which is represented by Florida Atlantic University with a cost of $14,374, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College with a cost of $8,038, and Kennesaw State University with a cost of $15,704. In better news, the most affordable college for environmental engineering is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $11,600 for a degree in environmental engineering. That cost increases dramatically to a median of $30,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the university constituting the best value for environmental engineering: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list about the schools we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for environmental engineering students can differ, but within two-years of graduation students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $63,800. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top earners can bring in up to $98,600. Even straight out of university, the lowest earning positions within the environmental engineering space earn $40,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from environmental engineering have come from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of environmental engineering sits on the higher end, falling in the 64th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for environmental engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Environmental Engineering only is within the 68th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 55th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 60% of students majoring in environmental engineering. Additionally, 51% of students seeking an environmental engineering major are men.

The median ranking for environmental engineering professors is 4.5 stars, a rating which is 13% higher than the average score across every major; which is a fairly good score. If you are looking for the most popular environmental engineering instructor in the nation, consider looking up Lynda Wilson at Valencia College. It might surprise you, but the best rated instructors of environmental engineering by student are found at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. If we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for environmental engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the top instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for environmental engineering is Stanford University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering higher education with context mainly informed by superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We hope you explore our other pages on individual colleges and explore a few of our background articles on useful details to consider as you continue your college search.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#1 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a small public university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 49th in New York. It has a total of 1,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.54% of applicants. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is reasonably priced. 70.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Syracuse, NY

www.esf.edu

B+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,370

Students

#362

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#2 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 1st in the US. It has a total of 4,698 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.7% of applicants. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $53,450 per year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is extremely expensive. 90% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate near $104,700 per year, which is 152% greater than the national median.

Cambridge, MA

web.mit.edu/

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

12,321

Students

#1

Ranking

$53,450

Tuition

Yale University

#3 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

#4 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Atlanta, GA ranked 49th in the US. It has a total of 17,400 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 20.58% of applicants. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus offers 127 different majors and is best known for its Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,258 for in-state students and $31,370 for those from out-of-state, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 78.03% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $79,100 per year, which is 90% greater than the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.gatech.edu

A+

Rating

21%

Acceptance

38,951

Students

#49

Ranking

$31,370

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#5 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#6 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#7 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Florida

#8 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#9 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Michigan Technological University

#10 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Michigan Technological University is a mid-sized public university located in Houghton, MI ranked 282nd in America. It has a total of 6,081 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.31% acceptance rate. Michigan Technological University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its Network and System Administration, Mechanical Engineering, and Geological Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,660 for in-state students and $34,896 for those from out-of-state, Michigan Technological University is somewhat moderately costly. 63.3% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $66,400 per year, which is 60% above the national median.

Houghton, MI

https://www.mtu.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,657

Students

#282

Ranking

$34,896

Tuition

Cornell University

#11 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#12 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#13 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#14 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#15 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

San Diego State University

#16 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Stanford University

#17 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

Colorado School of Mines

#18 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Colorado School of Mines is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Golden, CO ranked 113th in the nation. It has a total of 5,116 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.08% acceptance rate. Colorado School of Mines offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Geological Engineering, Applied Physics, and Petroleum Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,650 for in-state students and $37,350 for those from out-of-state, Colorado School of Mines is quite costly. 78.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $84,900 per year, which is 104% greater than the national median.

Golden, CO

www.mines.edu

A

Rating

53%

Acceptance

6,639

Students

#113

Ranking

$37,350

Tuition

University of Southern California

#19 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#20 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

University of Colorado Boulder

#21 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#22 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

Duke University

#23 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

Clarkson University

#24 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University is a small private university located in Potsdam, NY ranked 202nd in the US. It has a total of 3,156 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.6% of applicants. Clarkson University offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Management, Accounting and Finance, and Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,858 per year, Clarkson University is extremely expensive. 71.3% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $72,000 per year, which is 73% over the national median.

Potsdam, NY

https://www.clarkson.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

4,715

Students

#202

Ranking

$49,858

Tuition

Clemson University

#25 Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering

Clemson University is a very large public university located in Clemson, SC ranked 149th in the US. It has a total of 21,504 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.26% of applicants. Clemson University offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Science Teacher Education, Food Science, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,118 for in-state students and $37,110 for those from out-of-state, Clemson University is rather high-priced. 75.17% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $52,400 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

#149

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition