Hawaii contains five schools that offer catering programs. Hawaii Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in HI, has a total student population of 3,275 and is the 5136th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 catering schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,569/yr), with Leeward Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,998/yr.
Catering students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii alone, there are 210 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $50,980. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $24,910/yr and there are 68,500 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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