Landscaping Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Undergraduate landscaping programs usually carry the title of landscape architecture or ornamental horticulture. Master's degree programs and above often specialize further, offering studies in environmental planning or another specialty area.

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
$25,458 out-of-state
Miami Dade College Miami, FL 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's $2,834 in-state
$9,661 out-of-state
Ohio State University Columbus, OH 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $10,037 in-state
$27,365 out-of-state
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $6,381 in-state
$28,659 out-of-state
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $13,790 in-state
$22,210 out-of-state
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $9,806 in-state
$34,676 out-of-state
Texas A & M University College Station, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $10,176 in-state
$28,768 out-of-state
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $13,560 in-state
$36,360 out-of-state
Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $17,514 in-state
$31,346 out-of-state
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $15,054 in-state
$30,214 out-of-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.

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