Arkansas contains two schools that offer catering programs. Arkansas Tech University, the highest-ranking catering school in AR, has a total student population of 8,814 and is the 2155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 catering schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($7,149/yr), with North Arkansas College as the lowest recorded at only $5,170/yr.
Catering students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 180 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $35,760. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $17,990/yr and there are 95,610 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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