Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has eight floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Santa Rosa Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 25,877. It is the 4107th highest ranked school in the USA and the 378th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about floral design programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at Santa Rosa Junior College such as Barbara Bennetts, Leira Bobo, Bonnie Panizzera, Ginny Winters, and Art Woolsey.
Floral Design students from Oakland 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 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $66,230. Floral designers in this area earn $31,520/yr and there are 130 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by floral designers, and 0/1000 are held by fashion designers.
Of the 8 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Oakland, only 7 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 City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|