Waterford, MI (population: 75,011) has twelve hospitality schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a hospitality program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about hospitality programs in Waterford, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hospitality professors at Michigan State University such as Carl Borchgrevink, and Ronald Cichy.
Hospitality students from Waterford 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 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area alone, there are 86,260 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $21,010. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $19,840/yr and there are 3,470 employed.
Waterford lies in Oakland county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.268 out of every 1000 jobs in Waterford are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 81.335/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 12 hospitality schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterford, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,398/yr) for hospitality students, with Henry Ford Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,614/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterford|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||8.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||8.2 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||11.7 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||11.8 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||16.0 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||18.9 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||19.1 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||24.5 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||28.1 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||31.5 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.5 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||55.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||67.2 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||69.0 miles|