Michigan contains eight schools that offer catering programs. Ferris State University, the highest-ranking catering school in MI, has a total student population of 13,865 and is the 2147th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 catering schools in Michigan, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Michigan comes out as the most expensive ($36,230/yr), with Monroe County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,790/yr.
Catering students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 1,210 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $41,960. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $20,540/yr and there are 341,550 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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