Following are the top schools and colleges with horticulture programs:

Washington State University (WSU)
- The WSU Horticulture program was ranked 8th in the nation, with the Plant Sciences program ranked 2nd by a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture has fully integrated programs in teaching, research, and extension.

University of Connecticut
- The Department of Plant Science offers a broad range of courses in Horticulture providing both academic and applied educational opportunities.
- The Horticulture program is designed to prepare individuals for employment, management, or entrepreneurial positions in florist, garden center, landscaping, greenhouse and nursery operations or related businesses.
- University of Connecticut is consistently ranked among the best public institutions in the nation.

Foothill College
- The Environmental Horticulture & Design Program provides a quality, comprehensive core curriculum taught by many of the best instructors in the Bay Area.
- The Skills Certificate, Career Certificate, and AS Degree tracks require candidates complete a curriculum that includes introductory courses in basic botany, plant identification, pest identification and management, construction, design, irrigation, plant care, and practical experience.
- Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The University of Maine (UMaine)
- The horticulture program at UMaine offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate level studies.
- The undergraduate program offers a BS degree in Environmental Horticulture with a challenging and diverse curriculum, excellent faculty guidance, and opportunities to explore professional goals, interact with well-known professionals and extracurricular involvement.
- UMaine has been selected by the Princeton Review as one of America's Best 361 Colleges.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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