Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Modesto Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 18,410. It is the 4950th highest ranked school in the USA and the 475th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Fresno, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at Modesto Junior College such as Norm Allinder, T Fisher, Dennis Thorpe, and Larry Weese.
Landscape Architecture students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 1,990 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $25,860. Landscape architects in this area earn $*/yr and there are 40 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by landscape architects, and 6/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Fresno, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Modesto Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($6,882/yr) for landscape architecture students, with College of the Sequoias as the lowest, reported at only $3,978/yr.
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