Grand Rapids, MI (population: 193,337) has one hospitality school within its city limits. Davenport University has a total student population of 11,507. It is the 4365th highest ranked school in the USA and the 95th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Hospitality students from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids-Wyoming area alone, there are 28,510 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $19,890. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $17,970/yr and there are 950 employed.
Grand Rapids lies in Kent county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Grand Rapids-Wyoming area has 364,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.57/hr average worker wage, and a $40,710 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.603 out of every 1000 jobs in Grand Rapids are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 78.209/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davenport University ends up costing a student $14,135/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grand Rapids|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||50.6 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||61.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||76.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||91.8 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||93.9 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||94.1 miles|