Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one landscape design school within its city limits. North Carolina State University at Raleigh has a total student population of 33,819. It is the 70th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Landscape Design students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 4,210 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $22,040. Designers in this area earn $59,010/yr and there are 30 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.065 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by designers, and 8.434/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Carolina State University at Raleigh ends up costing a student $7,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|