Environmental Engineering is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #136 most popular bachelor's degree program in the country. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.
College Factual looked at 12 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Environmental Engineering Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 346 bachelor's degrees in environmental engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great Environmental Engineering School for Your Bachelor's Degree
Your choice of environmental engineering for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
Quality Overall Is Important
The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their bachelor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to environmental engineering students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other environmental engineering students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Student Debt - How easy is it for environmental engineering to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized environmental engineering related body.
Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for environmental engineering students working on their bachelor's degree.
When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Environmental Engineering Bachelor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list to help you make the college decision.
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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Environmental Engineering in the Southeast Region
The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering.
10 Top Southeast Region Schools for a Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering
Any student who is interested in a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering needs to look into Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta.
Those environmental engineering students who get their bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus earn $3,263 more than the typical environmental engineering student.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).