Massachusetts contains two schools that offer catering programs. Salter College-West Boylston, the highest-ranking catering school in MA, has a total student population of 1,279 and is the 3375th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 catering schools in Massachusetts, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newbury College-Brookline comes out as the most expensive ($22,641/yr), with Salter College-West Boylston as the lowest recorded at only $21,136/yr.
Catering students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 2,530 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $53,470. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $25,110/yr and there are 263,790 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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