New Jersey contains two schools that offer catering programs. Raritan Valley Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in NJ, has a total student population of 7,888 and is the 5243rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 catering schools in New Jersey, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Raritan Valley Community College comes out as the most expensive ($3,843/yr), with Mercer County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,403/yr.
Catering students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 1,440 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $53,000. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $23,300/yr and there are 267,780 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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