Alabama contains one school that offers catering programs. Virginia College-Birmingham has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Catering students from Alabama schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 270 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $41,130. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $18,160/yr and there are 147,300 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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