Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at University of Florida such as Diana Bitz, Francesco Capillari, Nancy Clark, Martin Gold, Martin Gundersen, and Tina Gurucharri.
Landscape Architecture students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 4,190 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $23,520. Landscape architects in this area earn $81,370/yr and there are ** employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by landscape architects, and 7/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 5 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, First Coast Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($13,482/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Okefenokee Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $3,966/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|