Pennsylvania contains thirteen schools that offer catering programs. Keystone College, the highest-ranking catering school in PA, has a total student population of 1,691 and is the 647th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 catering schools in Pennsylvania, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Philadelphia comes out as the most expensive ($31,780/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Catering students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,840 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $44,660. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $21,160/yr and there are 467,810 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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