Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has one architecture school within its city limits. Jackson State University has a total student population of 8,783. It is the 2400th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Architecture students from Jackson 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 Jackson area alone, there are ** employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $48,350. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $57,820/yr and there are 3,740 employed.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.218 out of every 1000 jobs in Jackson are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by landscape architects.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jackson State University ends up costing a student $10,375/yr.