El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Floral Design students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 2 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($10,763/yr) for floral design students, with West Texas A & M University as the lowest, reported at only $9,226/yr.