California contains 35 schools that offer landscape design programs. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, the highest-ranking landscape design school in CA, has a total student population of 22,273 and is the 1276th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 35 landscape design schools in California, only 27 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,168/yr), with Abram Friedman Occupational Center as the lowest recorded at only $504/yr.
Landscape Design students from California schools who go on to become landscape designers, landscape architects, landscapers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 10,510 people working as designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,420. 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 California alone, there are 110,070 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $27,780. Designers in this state earn $46,690/yr and there are 2,060 employed.
Also, within the landscape design schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from landscape design, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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