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2021 Best Environmental Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States

23 Colleges
1,712 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,859 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Environmental Engineering Schools for Vets

Best Environmental Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 1,712 people earned their bachelor's in environmental engineering, making the major the #136 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Environmental Engineering Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 23 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent environmental engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the environmental engineering program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Environmental Engineering Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Environmental Engineering Colleges for Veterans.

Top 10 Best Environmental Engineering Schools for Veterans

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta. Georgia Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 32,723 students enrolled at Georgia Tech, 383 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 294 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,277. During this same period, 2 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Potsdam. Clarkson also made our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Of the 4,274 students enrolled at Clarkson, 70 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $23,853. In addition to receiving other benefits, 40 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Clarkson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Michigan Technological University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Houghton. Michigan Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Michigan Tech supports 7,172 students, and 125 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 76 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,388. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Located in the remote town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Missouri University of Science and Technology also made our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Our most recent data shows that 304 of the 8,601 students enrolled at Missouri University of Science and Technology were GI Bill® students, of which 199 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,638. To help with additional expenses, 13 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Drexel University. Drexel is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia. Drexel not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 745 of the 24,634 students enrolled at Drexel were GI Bill® students, of which 578 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,336. During this same period, 255 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of F, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,109 of the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F were GI Bill® students, of which 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,193. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado Boulder. CU - Boulder is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Boulder. CU - Boulder did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 1,325 of the 36,681 students enrolled at CU - Boulder were GI Bill® students, of which 1,066 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,873. To help with additional expenses, 55 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States ranking.

Among the 22,013 students enrolled at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 250 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 134 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,539. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. RPI not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Environmental Engineering in the United States list.

Of the 7,895 students enrolled at RPI, 101 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 52 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,716. On top of their other funding sources, 53 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 1,851 of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State were GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,438. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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One of 38 majors within the Engineering area of study, Environmental Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Environmental Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,343
Electrical Engineering 17,946
Civil Engineering 14,832
Chemical Engineering 11,423
Computer Engineering 10,704

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 23 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alesia Goosic.

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