Minnesota contains seven schools that offer catering programs. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, the highest-ranking catering school in MN, has a total student population of 2,008 and is the 2903rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 catering schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr), with Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,884/yr.
Catering students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 1,080 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $45,180. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $21,300/yr and there are 215,650 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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