District Of Columbia contains ten schools that offer catering programs. Northern Virginia Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in DC, has a total student population of 46,619 and is the 4565th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 catering schools in District Of Columbia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stratford University comes out as the most expensive ($27,887/yr), with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest recorded at only $4,849/yr.
Catering students from District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia alone, there are 1,930 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $55,170. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $26,620/yr and there are 41,630 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in District Of Columbia, the average student population is 6,076 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 1138 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,715 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $0, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.