North Carolina contains six schools that offer catering programs. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, the highest-ranking catering school in NC, has a total student population of 4,895 and is the 5002nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 catering schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham comes out as the most expensive ($28,276/yr), with Nash Community College as the lowest recorded at only $481/yr.
Catering students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 900 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $42,030. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $19,390/yr and there are 346,620 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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