Melbourne, FL (population: 77,650) has four architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brevard Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture program, has a total student population of 17,853. It is the 3435th highest ranked school in the USA and the 177th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Architecture students from Melbourne 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.
Melbourne lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary.
Of the 4 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Melbourne, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Daytona State College comes out as the most expensive ($8,227/yr) for architecture students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Melbourne|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.4 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||60.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||60.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||76.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.7 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||99.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||99.9 miles|