Eugene, OR (population: 152,842) has one catering school within its city limits. Lane Community College has a total student population of 12,691. It is the 5680th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Catering students from Eugene 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 Eugene-Springfield area alone, there are 50 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $36,150. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $22,960/yr and there are 14,110 employed.
Eugene lies in Lane county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Eugene-Springfield area has 141,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.94/hr average worker wage, and a $39,390 average annual salary. Thus, about 99.523 out of every 1000 jobs in Eugene are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.354/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lane Community College ends up costing a student $6,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Eugene|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||72.8 miles|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||93.7 miles|