Virginia contains two schools that offer landscape architecture programs. University of Virginia-Main Campus, the highest-ranking landscape architecture school in VA, has a total student population of 24,355 and is the 16th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools in Virginia, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,429/yr), with University of Virginia-Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $11,640/yr.
Landscape Architecture students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 24,470 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,760. Landscape architects in this state earn $57,910/yr and there are 700 employed.
Also, within the landscape architecture schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from landscape architecture, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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