Arizona contains nine schools that offer catering programs. Scottsdale Culinary Institute, the highest-ranking catering school in AZ, has a total student population of 1,522 and is the 2774th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 catering schools in Arizona, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Scottsdale Culinary Institute comes out as the most expensive ($44,966/yr), with Pima Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,259/yr.
Catering students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 930 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $46,400. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $21,230/yr and there are 226,420 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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