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Horticulture Schools in California

615 students earned Horticulture degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Horticulture is the 139th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Horticulture Majors in California

Horticulture majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 308
Associate’s Degree 204
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 102
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 102
Bachelor’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In California, a horticulture major is more popular with men than with women.

Horticulture Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of horticulture majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.3%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 33.3%
  • White: 49.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 7.3%
Horticulture Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Horticulture Grads in California

In this state, there are 132,070 people employed in jobs related to a horticulture degree, compared to 1,323,000 nationwide.

Horticulture Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Horticulture Jobs in California

A typical salary for a horticulture grad in the state is $59,640, compared to a typical salary of $51,280 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in California that offer horticulture degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Cuyamaca College

El Cajon
59 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,697 Total Students

27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 78% get financial aid.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,799 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 39%. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

#3

College of the Desert

Palm Desert
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,919 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,284.

#4

Merritt College

Oakland
47 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,857 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,527.

#5

Golden West College

Huntington Beach
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,025 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,475. 27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
31,265 Total Students

27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,200 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $4,796.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,033 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,313. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

#8

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,871 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,605. In their early career, Diablo Valley grads earn an average salary of $27,800. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%.

#9

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,709 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. A typical student attending Saddleback College will pay a net price of $5,909. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.

#10

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,133 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 40% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation.

Horticulture Careers in CA

Some of the careers horticulture majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Supervisors 10% $56,040
Pesticide Applicators 8% $40,630
Retail Sales Supervisors 3% $40,420
Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers -4% $78,940

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to horticulture.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Agricultural Economics 759
Animal Science 759
Agricultural Production 676
Food Science Technology 369
Agricultural Mechanization 366
General Agriculture 295
Plant Sciences 231
Agricultural Public Services 30

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