Oregon contains five schools that offer catering programs. Tillamook Bay Community College, the highest-ranking catering school in OR, has a total student population of 310 and is the 4852nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 catering schools in Oregon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Oregon Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,347/yr), with Central Oregon Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,630/yr.
Catering students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 560 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $41,630. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $22,530/yr and there are 148,920 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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