Myrtle Beach, SC has five horticulture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Brunswick Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a horticulture program, has a total student population of 1,558. It is the 4718th highest ranked school in the USA and the 90th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Horticulture students from Myrtle Beach 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.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary.
Of the 5 horticulture schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for horticulture students, with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|