Santa Barbara, CA (population: 86,382) has five floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 19,325. It is the 752nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Floral Design students from Santa Barbara 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.
Santa Barbara lies in Santa Barbara county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta area has 170,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 5 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Santa Barbara, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo comes out as the most expensive ($13,431/yr) for floral design students, with Ventura College as the lowest, reported at only $5,876/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Santa Barbara|
|Santa Maria||CA||88,641||3||25.1117||131||54.1 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||56.6 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||66.2 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||69.1 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||71.3 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||74.7 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||76.1 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||78.1 miles|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||78.9 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||80.8 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||90.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||92.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||99.7 miles|