Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Indianapolis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at Purdue University such as Bernie Dahl, Ann Hildner, Matthew Kirkwood, Rob Sovinski, Rob Sovinski, and Kim Wilson.
Landscape Architecture students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 5,500 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $24,030. Landscape architects in this area earn $54,610/yr and there are ** employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by landscape architects, and 6.318/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 4 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ball State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,601/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|