Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has three horticulture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Colorado State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a horticulture program, has a total student population of 28,902. It is the 891st highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Horticulture students from Denver 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.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary.
Of the 3 horticulture schools with a 100-mile radius of Denver, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,132/yr) for horticulture students, with Pickens Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,357/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|