Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has four landscape design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape design program, has a total student population of 2,360. It is the 85th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University). To learn more about landscape design programs in Worcester, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape design professors at Rhode Island School of Design such as Mickey Ackerman, Catherine Andreozzi, Charlie Appleton, Charlie Cannon, Matt Cottam, and Bill Crozier.
Landscape Design students from Worcester 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.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary.
Of the 4 landscape design schools with a 100-mile radius of Worcester, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr) for landscape design students, with Springfield Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,470/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|