Costa Mesa, CA (population: 113,091) has ten floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 22,273. It is the 1276th highest ranked school in the USA and the 99th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about floral design programs in Costa Mesa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at California State Polytechnic University such as Chris Aykanian, and Rasol Masomian.
Floral Design students from Costa Mesa 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. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 450 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $84,590. Floral designers in this area earn $27,490/yr and there are 480 employed.
Costa Mesa lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Costa Mesa are held by floral designers, and 0/1000 are held by fashion designers.
Of the 10 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Costa Mesa, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona comes out as the most expensive ($10,756/yr) for floral design students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Costa Mesa|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||3.6 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||4.7 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||8.1 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||11.5 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||12.5 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||15.5 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||15.5 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||16.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||22.7 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||23.1 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||23.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||26.3 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||26.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||29.0 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||30.9 miles|