Virginia contains eight schools that offer catering programs. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, the highest-ranking catering school in VA, has a total student population of 218 and is the 964th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 catering schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stratford University comes out as the most expensive ($27,887/yr), with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,009/yr.
Catering students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 2,440 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $52,690. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $20,890/yr and there are 297,650 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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