Missouri contains six schools that offer catering programs. Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program, the highest-ranking catering school in MO, has a total student population of 70 and is the 766th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 catering schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lebanon Technology and Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($20,064/yr), with Ozarks Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,648/yr.
Catering students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 790 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $45,100. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $19,410/yr and there are 249,980 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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