North Carolina contains five schools that offer landscaping programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking landscaping school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 landscaping schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnston Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,823/yr), with Sandhills Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,212/yr.
Landscaping students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 80 employed grounds maintenance workers earning an average yearly salary of $34,110. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in this state earn $22,720/yr and there are 26,990 employed.
Also, within the landscaping schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from landscaping, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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