Santa Maria, CA (population: 88,641) has one architecture design school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. 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 Santa Maria, 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 Santa Maria 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.
Santa Maria lies in Santa Barbara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta area has 170,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
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.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Maria|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||26.0 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||54.1 miles|