Richmond, VA (population: 198,179) has eleven floral design schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about floral design programs in Richmond, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of floral design professors at University of Georgia such as April Allen, and David Spooner.
Floral Design students from Richmond 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.
Richmond lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 47,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.2% unemployment rate, $19.99/hr average worker wage, and a $41,580 average annual salary.
Of the 11 floral design schools with a 500-mile radius of Richmond, only 5 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 Richmond|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||7.9 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||61.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||94.9 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||95.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||98.5 miles|