Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two floral design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Clover Park Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a floral design program, has a total student population of 6,573. It is the 4643rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Floral Design students from Seattle 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. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed fashion designers earning an average salary of $70,910. Floral designers in this area earn $31,060/yr and there are 510 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.362 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by floral designers, and 0.172/1000 are held by fashion designers.
Of the 2 floral design schools with a 100-mile radius of Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clover Park Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,663/yr) for floral design students, with Lake Washington Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|