South Portland, ME 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 South Portland 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 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area alone, there are 60 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $82,510. Floral designers in this area earn $24,430/yr and there are 100 employed.
South Portland lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area has 195,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $20.01/hr average worker wage, and a $41,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.486 out of every 1000 jobs in South Portland are held by floral designers, and 0.321/1000 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 South Portland|
|S Portland||ME||-||1||12.3758||12||0.0 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||79.3 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||88.9 miles|