a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #136 out of 363 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.
College Factual reviewed 3 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of environmental engineering. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 93 bachelor's degrees in environmental engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great Environmental Engineering School for Your Bachelor's Degree
The environmental engineering bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality environmental engineering program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.
A Great Overall School
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on environmental engineering students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of environmental engineering students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How much debt environmental engineering students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized environmental engineering related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for environmental engineering students working on their bachelor's degree.
More Ways to Rank Environmental Engineering Schools
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Environmental Engineering Bachelor's Degree Schools in Georgia ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat.
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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Environmental Engineering in Georgia
Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for environmental engineering students seeking a a bachelor's degree.
Top Georgia Schools for a Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.
Soon after graduating, environmental engineering bachelor's recipients generally make about $60,224 in their early careers.
It's hard to beat University of Georgia if you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population.
Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the environmental engineering program report average early career wages of $60,173.
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).