Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two landscaping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a landscaping program, has a total student population of 705. It is the 4834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 253rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Landscaping students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 70 employed grounds maintenance workers earning an average salary of $34,990. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers in this area earn $22,970/yr and there are 5,880 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.473 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by landscaping and groundskeeping workers, and 0.072/1000 are held by grounds maintenance workers.
Of the 2 landscaping schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($13,239/yr) for landscaping students, with Hocking College as the lowest, reported at only $12,089/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|