Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two landscape architecture schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about landscape architecture programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape architecture professors at University of Nevada such as Firas Al-Douri, Michael Alcorn, Brian Andrews, Jay Barry, Richard Beckman, and Jackie Braverman.
Landscape Architecture students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 7,860 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $26,100. Landscape architects in this area earn $73,970/yr and there are 50 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.058 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by landscape architects, and 9.153/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools in Las Vegas, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr) for landscape architecture students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.