Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one catering school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institute of Las Vegas has a total student population of 1,346. It is the 2932nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Catering students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 340 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $50,260. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $24,760/yr and there are 127,230 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 148.191 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.400/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Las Vegas ends up costing a student $31,267/yr.