Arkansas contains seven schools that offer hospitality programs. Arkansas Tech University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in AR, has a total student population of 8,814 and is the 2155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 hospitality schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Hospitality students from Arkansas schools who go on to become hospitality managers, caterers, event planners, wedding planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 334,310 people working as hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $19,190. Also, Food preparation and serving related employees make on average $20,880 per year and there are about 11,218,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 95,610 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $17,990. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $16,450/yr and there are 2,100 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from hospitality, 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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