Fredericksburg, VA has seven horticulture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Virginia Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a horticulture program, has a total student population of 46,619. It is the 4565th highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about horticulture programs in Fredericksburg, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of horticulture professors at Northern Virginia Community College such as Lori Lake-Harris.
Horticulture students from Fredericksburg 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.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 7 horticulture schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Howard Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,926/yr) for horticulture students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|