In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an environmental engineering degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,392 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

36% above average compared to other degrees

$ 29,583 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

$ 46,017 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

What do environmental engineering graduates earn?

Environmental engineering students make an average of $86,749 per year after graduation. This is 30% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 86,749 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 83% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular environmental engineering schools in the US

There are 190 schools in the US that offer a environmental engineering degree. The environmental engineering schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-San Diego, University of California-Irvine and University of California-Berkeley. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in environmental engineering per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
New York University$50,464
San Diego State University$7,460
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
University of Southern California$54,259
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
The University of Texas at Austin$10,398
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992

Top US schools for an environmental engineering degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering environmental engineering degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7%$49,892
California Institute of Technology8%$49,908
Northwestern University9%$52,678
United States Military Academy10%$null
Vanderbilt University11%$47,664
Johns Hopkins University13%$52,170
Cornell University13%$52,853

Cheapest US schools for an environmental engineering degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an environmental engineering degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Central New Mexico Community College$1,578
Central Wyoming College$3,024
Northcentral Technical College$3,497
Eastern Gateway Community College$3,645
University of Wyoming$5,217
Dewey University-Hato Rey$5,475
Florida Gulf Coast University$6,118
Central State University$6,246
University of Alaska Fairbanks$6,262
University of Central Florida$6,368


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