Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two landscape architecture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at University of Nebraska such as Duncan Case, Jeff Day, Carol Easley, Lindsey Ellsworth, Chris Ford, and Betsy Gabb.
Landscape Architecture students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 3,040 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $24,100. Landscape architects in this area earn $75,680/yr and there are 70 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.153 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by landscape architects, and 6.716/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools with a 100-mile radius of Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes out as the most expensive ($12,519/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Iowa Western Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,974/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|