San Luis Obispo, CA (population: 43,926) has one architecture design school within its city limits. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has a total student population of 19,325. It is the 752nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about architecture design programs in San Luis Obispo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture design professors at California Polytechnic State University such as Robert Arens, Don Choi, Allan Cooper, Brent Freeby, Hargrave, and C Illingworth.
Architecture Design students from San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area alone, there are 80 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $87,820. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $75,200/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
San Luis Obispo lies in San Luis Obispo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area has 99,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 18 out of every 1000 jobs in San Luis Obispo are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 1/1000 are held by landscape architects.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo ends up costing a student $13,431/yr.