Minnesota contains eight schools that offer hospitality programs. University of Minnesota-Crookston, the highest-ranking hospitality school in MN, has a total student population of 2,279 and is the 551st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 hospitality schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institutes International Minnesota comes out as the most expensive ($28,338/yr), with Metropolitan State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,543/yr.
Hospitality students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 215,650 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $21,300. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,920/yr and there are 5,940 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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