Maryland Heights, MO has five horticulture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rend Lake College, the highest ranked school in this group with a horticulture program, has a total student population of 5,871. It is the 4137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 149th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Horticulture students from Maryland Heights 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.
Maryland Heights lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary.
Of the 5 horticulture schools with a 100-mile radius of Maryland Heights, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis Community College-Meramec comes out as the most expensive ($8,038/yr) for horticulture students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Maryland Heights|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||7.2 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||10.8 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||11.4 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||95.6 miles|