Washington contains three schools that offer catering programs. The Art Institute of Seattle, the highest-ranking catering school in WA, has a total student population of 2,282 and is the 2958th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 catering schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr), with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest recorded at only $6,159/yr.
Catering students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 910 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $48,240. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $24,640/yr and there are 243,140 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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