Iowa contains eight schools that offer hospitality programs. Grand View University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in IA, has a total student population of 2,039 and is the 606th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 hospitality schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grand View University comes out as the most expensive ($16,682/yr), with North Iowa Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,300/yr.
Hospitality students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 129,030 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $19,310. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,690/yr and there are 3,150 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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