Louisiana contains ten schools that offer hospitality programs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the highest-ranking hospitality school in LA, has a total student population of 16,361 and is the 1944th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 hospitality schools in Louisiana, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr), with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest recorded at only $5,042/yr.
Hospitality students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 162,390 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $18,650. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,130/yr and there are 5,170 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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