Kentucky contains two schools that offer hospitality programs. Western Kentucky University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in KY, has a total student population of 20,712 and is the 1859th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 hospitality schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beckfield College comes out as the most expensive ($19,717/yr), with Western Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $9,729/yr.
Hospitality students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 158,390 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $18,670. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $16,760/yr and there are 4,210 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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