Florida contains twelve schools that offer landscape design programs. First Coast Technical College, the highest-ranking landscape design school in FL, has a total student population of 542 and is the 1583rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 landscape design schools in Florida, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miami Dade College comes out as the most expensive ($13,569/yr), with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $875/yr.
Landscape Design students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 76,880 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,320. Designers in this state earn $42,140/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the landscape design schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from landscape design, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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