Kalamazoo, MI (population: 71,826) has eight architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about architecture programs in Kalamazoo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of architecture professors at Michigan State University such as Eunsil Lee, Trish MacHemer, and Duane Mezga.
Architecture students from Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo-Portage area alone, there are ** employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $63,130. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $70,000/yr and there are 3,370 employed.
Kalamazoo lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 25.095 out of every 1000 jobs in Kalamazoo are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 8 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Kalamazoo, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Notre Dame comes out as the most expensive ($24,390/yr) for architecture students, with Grand Rapids Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,273/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kalamazoo|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||18.5 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||47.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||51.5 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||53.7 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||65.3 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||77.6 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||86.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||88.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.2 miles|