Taos, NM has twelve landscaping schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscaping program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Landscaping students from Taos 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.
Taos lies in Taos county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 66,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $*/hr average worker wage, and a $* average annual salary.
Of the 12 landscaping schools with a 500-mile radius of Taos, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($35,307/yr) for landscaping students, with Western Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $6,624/yr.