Chico, CA (population: 85,863) has sixteen architecture design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Berkeley, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture design program, has a total student population of 35,830. It is the 6th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Architecture Design students from Chico schools who go on to become architecture designers, interior architects, architectural engineers, architectural project managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today.
Chico lies in Butte county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Chico area has 69,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
Of the 16 architecture design schools with a 500-mile radius of Chico, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for architecture design students, with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chico|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||83.5 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||84.1 miles|