Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has four horticulture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Coosa Valley Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a horticulture program, has a total student population of 5,994. It is the 4693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 118th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Horticulture students from Huntsville schools who go on to become horticulturalists, landscape designers, agriculturalists, wildlife biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Landscape architects make on average $65,910 per year and there are about 18,940 of them employed in the US today.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 4 horticulture schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Coosa Valley Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($7,268/yr) for horticulture students, with John C Calhoun State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|