Kannapolis, NC (population: 44,672) has four 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 Kannapolis 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 90 employed landscape architects earning an average salary of $63,670. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $67,330/yr and there are 12,560 employed.
Kannapolis lies in Cabarrus county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.986 out of every 1000 jobs in Kannapolis are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.102/1000 are held by landscape architects.
Of the 4 architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Kannapolis, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comes out as the most expensive ($8,423/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 Kannapolis|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||44.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||47.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||48.6 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||84.2 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||93.8 miles|