Arkansas contains eleven schools that offer event planning programs. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest-ranking event planning school in AR, has a total student population of 20,291 and is the 66th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 event planning schools in Arkansas, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr), with University of New Orleans as the lowest recorded at only $6,359/yr.
Event Planning students from Arkansas schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 13,340 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $89,410. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $35,760/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the event planning schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from event planning, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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