Fountain Valley, CA (population: 56,133) has seven architecture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture design program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California. To learn more about architecture design programs in Fountain Valley, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture design professors at University of California such as Milka Broukhim, Sean Dockray, Larry Drasin, Diane Favro, Errki Huhtamo, and Sharon Johnston.
Architecture Design students from Fountain Valley 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 360 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $74,860. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $81,850/yr and there are 34,440 employed.
Fountain Valley lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 24 out of every 1000 jobs in Fountain Valley are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 7 architecture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Fountain Valley, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern California comes out as the most expensive ($25,638/yr) for architecture design students, with East Los Angeles College as the lowest, reported at only $7,166/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fountain Valley|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||3.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||4.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||8.3 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||13.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||15.1 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||15.9 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||16.2 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||18.6 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||19.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||21.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||21.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||23.6 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||23.8 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||29.0 miles|