Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has twelve floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Floral Design students from Tulsa 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.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary.
Of the 12 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Tulsa, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Iowa State University comes out as the most expensive ($13,686/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 Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|