Bowie, MD (population: 52,071) has four landscape design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape design program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Landscape Design students from Bowie 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 13,720 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $25,950. Designers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 130 employed.
Bowie lies in Prince George's county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Bowie are held by designers, and 6/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 4 landscape design schools with a 100-mile radius of Bowie, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr) for landscape design students, with Wor-Wic Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,928/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowie|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||23.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||28.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||31.9 miles|