North Carolina contains five schools that offer landscape design programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking landscape design school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 landscape design schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnston Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,823/yr), with Sandhills Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,212/yr.
Landscape Design students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 26,990 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $22,720. Designers in this state earn $53,950/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the landscape design schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from landscape design, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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