Merced, CA (population: 78,579) has six floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. San Joaquin Delta College, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 20,223. It is the 4542nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 420th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about floral design programs in Merced, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at San Joaquin Delta College such as Leslie Asfour, Sabrina Mouzes, Marge Rudolph, Schumacher, and Diane Toscano.
Floral Design students from Merced 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.
Merced lies in Merced county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Merced area has 59,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,040 average annual salary.
Of the 6 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Merced, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mission College comes out as the most expensive ($9,403/yr) for floral design students, with College of the Sequoias as the lowest, reported at only $3,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Merced|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||75.4 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||82.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||87.1 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||89.0 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||91.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||95.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||95.9 miles|