Lakeland, FL (population: 95,327) has four architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about architecture programs in Lakeland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture professors at University of South Florida such as Mildred Abreu, Jody Beck, Alex Bothos, Steve Cooke, Daryl Croi, and Vanessa Estrada.
Architecture students from Lakeland schools who go on to become architects, architecture designers, landscape architects, interior architects, 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.
Lakeland lies in Polk county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Lakeland-Winter Haven area has 194,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,010 average annual salary.
Of the 4 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Lakeland, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Florida comes out as the most expensive ($11,421/yr) for architecture students, with Seminole Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,306/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lakeland|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||27.5 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||45.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||47.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||48.4 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||63.2 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||73.2 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||92.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||96.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||96.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||97.1 miles|