Orange City, IA has two landscaping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Dakota State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscaping program, has a total student population of 12,376. It is the 1603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Landscaping students from Orange City 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.
Orange City lies in Sioux county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary.
Of the 2 landscaping schools with a 100-mile radius of Orange City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,748/yr) for landscaping students, with Southeast Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $9,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orange City|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||38.9 miles|
|Sioux Falls||SD||160,938||10||21.3787||260||50.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||50.2 miles|