Rhode Island contains three schools that offer event planning programs. Harvard University, the highest-ranking event planning school in RI, has a total student population of 27,651 and is the highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 event planning schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($18,756/yr), with Westfield State College as the lowest recorded at only $11,811/yr.
Event Planning students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 4,580 employed general and operations managers earning an average yearly salary of $116,980. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $48,320/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the event planning schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from event planning, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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