Alaska contains eight schools that offer landscaping programs. University of Idaho, the highest-ranking landscaping school in AK, has a total student population of 11,957 and is the 243rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 landscaping schools in Alaska, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Idaho comes out as the most expensive ($13,222/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Landscaping students from Alaska schools who go on to become landscapers, landscape architects, landscape designers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 859,960 people working as landscaping and groundskeeping workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,340. Also, Grounds maintenance workers make on average $28,400 per year and there are about 12,840 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 130 employed grounds maintenance workers earning an average yearly salary of $35,640. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in this state earn $31,050/yr and there are 790 employed.
Also, within the landscaping schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from landscaping, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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