Calexico, CA (population: 40,668) has two floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 21,597. It is the 4526th highest ranked school in the USA and the 417th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Floral Design students from Calexico schools who go on to become floral designers, architecture designers, designers, fashion designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,470 people working as floral designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,940. Also, Fashion designers make on average $74,410 per year and there are about 15,780 of them employed in the US today.
Calexico lies in Imperial county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the El Centro area has 50,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,250 average annual salary.
Of the 2 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Calexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($5,681/yr) for floral design students, with Cuyamaca College as the lowest, reported at only $3,042/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Calexico|
|El Centro||CA||41,304||1||33.1701||10||8.4 miles|
|Fortuna Foothills||AZ||43,996||0||-||0||63.5 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||88.7 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||89.8 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||95.8 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||97.0 miles|