Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has one floral design school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Shore Community College has a total student population of 7,968. It is the 5319th highest ranked school in the USA and the 147th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Floral Design students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 80 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $46,260. Floral designers in this area earn $30,560/yr and there are 930 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.549 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by floral designers, and 0.045/1000 are held by fashion designers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Shore Community College ends up costing a student $6,134/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|