Metairie, LA (population: 141,919) has eleven floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Floral Design students from Metairie 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.
Metairie lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary.
Of the 11 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Metairie, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albany Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($11,821/yr) for floral design students, with Mississippi Delta Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,325/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Metairie|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||15.7 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||64.8 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||65.0 miles|