Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one landscape architecture school within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Landscape Architecture students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 3,180 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $24,180. Landscape architects in this area earn $79,860/yr and there are ** employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by landscape architects, and 5.255/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Tennessee Community College ends up costing a student $4,338/yr.