Louisiana contains two schools that offer catering programs. Southern University at Shreveport, the highest-ranking catering school in LA, has a total student population of 3,014 and is the 5225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 catering schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr), with Southern University at Shreveport as the lowest recorded at only $7,027/yr.
Catering students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 280 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $40,130. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $18,650/yr and there are 162,390 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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