West Virginia contains six schools that offer catering programs. Fayette Institute of Technology, the highest-ranking catering school in WV, has a total student population of 30 and is the 1021st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 catering schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayette Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($13,332/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Catering students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 150 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $36,190. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $18,520/yr and there are 64,790 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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