Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has four floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about floral design programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at University of Georgia such as April Allen, and David Spooner.
Floral Design students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 90 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $53,530. Floral designers in this area earn $27,220/yr and there are 410 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by floral designers, and 0/1000 are held by fashion designers.
Of the 4 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Georgia comes out as the most expensive ($9,224/yr) for floral design students, with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,073/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|