Virginia contains 44 schools that offer landscape design programs. Michigan State University, the highest-ranking landscape design school in VA, has a total student population of 47,071 and is the 45th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 landscape design schools in Virginia, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr), with South Georgia Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $3,789/yr.
Landscape Design students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 24,470 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $23,760. Designers in this state earn $54,870/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the landscape design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from landscape design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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