Cary, NC (population: 145,939) has five architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest ranked school in this group with an architecture program, has a total student population of 28,916. It is the 20th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Architecture students from Cary 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 Durham area alone, there are ** employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $85,080. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $76,080/yr and there are 6,820 employed.
Cary lies in Chatham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 24.761 out of every 1000 jobs in Cary are held by architecture and engineering employees, and **/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 5 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Cary, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($12,759/yr) for architecture students, with North Carolina A & T State University as the lowest, reported at only $5,860/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cary|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||17.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||56.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||68.7 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.9 miles|