Oklahoma contains eight schools that offer event planning programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking event planning school in OK, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 event planning schools in Oklahoma, only 6 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 Southern University at Shreveport as the lowest recorded at only $7,027/yr.
Event Planning students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 26,940 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $83,350. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $34,100/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the event planning schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from event planning, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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