Mississippi contains four schools that offer catering programs. East Central Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in MS, has a total student population of 2,639 and is the 3955th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 catering schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jones County Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($6,213/yr), with Hinds Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,143/yr.
Catering students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 170 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $42,140. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $18,140/yr and there are 97,110 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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