Towson, MD (population: 55,491) has five 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 Towson 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 7,250 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $26,840. Designers in this area earn $40,200/yr and there are 110 employed.
Towson lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.086 out of every 1000 jobs in Towson are held by designers, and 5.756/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 5 landscape design schools with a 100-mile radius of Towson, only 4 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 Towson|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||8.7 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||34.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||35.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||36.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||38.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||39.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||46.4 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||46.5 miles|