North Carolina contains fifteen schools that offer hospitality programs. East Carolina University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in NC, has a total student population of 27,654 and is the 214th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 hospitality schools in North Carolina, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($22,899/yr), with Nash Community College as the lowest recorded at only $481/yr.
Hospitality students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 346,620 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $19,390. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $16,970/yr and there are 10,650 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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