Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has twenty-four floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 19,325. It is the 752nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Floral Design students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 24 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Las Vegas, only 22 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo comes out as the most expensive ($13,431/yr) for floral design students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.