Iowa contains two schools that offer catering programs. Iowa Central Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in IA, has a total student population of 5,905 and is the 3768th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 catering schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kirkwood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,037/yr), with Iowa Central Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,132/yr.
Catering students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 360 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $43,670. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $19,310/yr and there are 129,030 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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