Long Island City, NY has six floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 33,819. It is the 70th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Floral Design students from Long Island 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.
Of the 6 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Long Island City, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cornell University comes out as the most expensive ($26,242/yr) for floral design students, with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Long Island City|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||2.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||3.4 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||4.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||5.2 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||5.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||6.3 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||8.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||13.0 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||14.0 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||15.0 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||16.3 miles|