El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has ten landscape architecture schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape architecture program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Landscape Architecture students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 10 landscape architecture schools with a 500-mile radius of El Paso, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($35,307/yr) for landscape architecture students, with Western Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $6,624/yr.