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2021 Highest Paid Landscape Architecture Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

87 Bachelor's Degrees
$45,700 Avg Salary
$27,556 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Landscape Architecture Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionLandscape Architecture is the #180 most popular major in the country with 717 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 87 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Landscape Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Landscape Architecture Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in landscape.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Landscape Architecture Majors Make After Graduation?

The average landscape architecture major who graduates from a school in the Great Lakes Region earns about $45,700 per year during the early years of their career. This is 15% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a landscape degree is $44,162. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Landscape Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  45,700
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Average Salary for Landscape Graduates from Schools Nationwide  44,162
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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91,400

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2021 Highest Paid Landscape Architecture Grads in the Great Lakes Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid landscape architecture majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Landscape Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, landscape majors make an average salary of $46,300.

While working on their bachelor's, landscape majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $21,321 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $260, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid landscape architecture school. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that landscape majors at Purdue take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,165.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, landscape majors at Wisconsin accumulate an average of around $19,854 in student debt.

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Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid landscape architecture school. Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, landscape majors make an average salary of $45,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, landscape graduates from Ball State carry an average student debtload of $24,830. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $312.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

Landscape majors at Michigan State take out an average of $28,240 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Best Landscape Architecture Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 11
Ohio 246 28
Indiana 227 32
Wisconsin 209 16

One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, Landscape Architecture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 609
Architectural Sciences & Technology 197
Urban & Regional Planning 101
Interior Architecture 91
Architecture (Other) 24

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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