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2023 Environmental Engineering Cost

There are about 5,381 students enrolled in Environmental Engineering in the USA.

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Environmental engineering is the 76th most expensive degree in the United States, with a median cost of $41,196 for the top 50 programs.

New England has the most expensive colleges with top 50 environmental engineering programs led by Yale University with an annual cost of $55,500. The most expensive state for environmental engineering is Maryland led by Johns Hopkins University.

Public schools with good programs typically charge 77.05% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 39.47% less than the median private school. So, if you're looking into studying at a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most pricey option in the top 25 is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is the 3rd most expensive college in America. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico. It costs just $7,740 per year, but it is its environmental engineering program is ranked #75. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable option, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  is probably a good fit for you, ranked #1 with an in-state cost of just $7,070. Another more affordable option would be #16, San Diego State University in San Diego County, CA with a cost of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

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