Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has six 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando 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. In fact, in the Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 370 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $69,120. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $62,690/yr and there are 16,650 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 17 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 6 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Orlando, 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 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 Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|