Toms River, NJ (population: 131,619) has three landscape design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Delaware, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscape design program, has a total student population of 21,138. It is the 95th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about landscape design programs in Toms River, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of landscape design professors at University of Delaware such as Jules Bruck, Kelly Cobb, Dilia Gydosh-Lopez, Jo Kallal, Celina Mancurti, and Belinda Orzada.
Landscape Design students from Toms River 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,310 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average salary of $25,940. Designers in this area earn $51,840/yr and there are 170 employed.
Toms River lies in Ocean county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.168 out of every 1000 jobs in Toms River are held by designers, and 8.462/1000 are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers.
Of the 3 landscape design schools with a 100-mile radius of Toms River, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Temple University comes out as the most expensive ($15,715/yr) for landscape design students, with Bergen Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,688/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Toms River|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||34.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||38.2 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||40.5 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||40.8 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||42.4 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||44.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||44.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.9 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||51.0 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||51.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||52.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||53.6 miles|