Concord, CA (population: 122,338) has four architecture design schools within a 100-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 Concord 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. In fact, in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $79,250. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $88,280/yr and there are 28,380 employed.
Concord lies in Contra Costa county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 29 out of every 1000 jobs in Concord are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 4 architecture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Concord, only 2 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 Modesto Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $6,882/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Concord|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||5.3 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||18.3 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||19.8 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||25.6 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||28.2 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||31.4 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||33.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||41.5 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||47.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||47.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||57.8 miles|