Landscaping credentials are offered by 2- and 4-year colleges and by graduate schools. In deciding what type of school to attend, students may take into consideration the level of degree they wish to obtain, length of degree program, cost and location.
10 Schools with Landscaping Programs
Listed in the chart below is information on ten schools that offer different types of landscaping programs:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degree Levels*||Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)*|
|Arizona State University||Phoenix, AZ||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,158 in-state
|Miami Dade College||Miami, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's||$2,834 in-state
|Ohio State University||Columbus, OH||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,037 in-state
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$6,381 in-state
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$13,790 in-state
|The University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$9,806 in-state
|Texas A & M University||College Station, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$10,176 in-state
|Michigan State University||East Lansing, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$13,560 in-state
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, PA||4-year, Public||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$17,514 in-state
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||Champaign, IL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral||$15,054 in-state
Source: *NCES College Navigator
College Selection Criteria
If you are thinking of enrolling at a landscaping school of any kind, you should consider the following in your search process:
- The first factor most students take into account when selecting a school for landscaping is the type of institution they want to attend, whether it's a small or large school or those offering a minimum of an associate's degree.
- Students interested in a landscape architecture program should look for accreditation by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
- The geographical location of a landscaping school affects the approaches of the craft.
- Students will also want to consider whether they want to study landscaping in an urban or rural environment, as it may affect the curriculum.
Landscaping degree programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level by schools across the country. The location of the school will likely determine the focus of program, with, for example, universities in cities tailoring coursework toward an urban environment.