San Jose, CA (population: 977,893) 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 San Jose, 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 San Jose 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 80 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $64,500. Floral designers in this area earn $29,090/yr and there are 140 employed.
San Jose lies in Santa Clara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Jose 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 San Jose, 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 San Jose|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||8.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||22.8 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||25.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||31.0 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||32.8 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||40.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||42.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||46.3 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||88.7 miles|