Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has seventeen floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Iowa State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 27,945. It is the 815th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about floral design programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at Iowa State University such as Troy Abel, Romeu Bessa, Brytton Bjorngard, Susan Bradbury, Lori Brunner, and James R Campbell.
Floral Design students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 70 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $*. Floral designers in this area earn $24,750/yr and there are 370 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.372 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by floral designers, and 0.068/1000 are held by fashion designers.
Of the 17 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Kansas City, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hennepin Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($13,777/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 Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|