Elizabethton, TN has two catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 76. It is the 2043rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Catering students from Elizabethton 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.
Elizabethton lies in Carter county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Johnson City area has 76,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $16.58/hr average worker wage, and a $34,480 average annual salary.
Of the 2 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Elizabethton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College comes out as the most expensive ($19,966/yr) for catering students, with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $8,446/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elizabethton|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||22.9 miles|