Fort Walton Beach, FL has two architecture design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwest Florida State College, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture design program, has a total student population of 7,556. It is the 4501st highest ranked school in the USA and the 255th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Architecture Design students from Fort Walton Beach 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.
Fort Walton Beach lies in Okaloosa county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin area has 76,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,710 average annual salary.
Of the 2 architecture design schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Walton Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest Florida State College comes out as the most expensive ($10,588/yr) for architecture design students, with Pensacola Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $6,199/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Walton Beach|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||57.8 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||75.9 miles|