Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has six landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at University of Georgia such as Elizabeth Little, Dan Nadenicek, Judith Wasserman, and Scott Weinberg.
Landscape Architecture students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 14,180 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $24,020. Landscape architects in this area earn $51,870/yr and there are 700 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by landscape architects, and 6/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 6 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lanier Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,432/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Griffin Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $4,295/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|