Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arizona State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 68,064. It is the 730th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Landscape Architecture students from Phoenix schools who go on to become landscape architects, landscape designers, landscapers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,940 people working as landscape architects alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,910. Also, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers make on average $25,340 per year and there are about 859,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 20,350 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $23,160. Landscape architects in this area earn $68,900/yr and there are 590 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by landscape architects, and 12/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 3 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Phoenix, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arizona State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,603/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|