Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has one hospitality school within its city limits. North Carolina Central University has a total student population of 8,587. It is the 545th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about hospitality programs in Durham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hospitality professors at North Carolina Central University such as Berkita Bradford.
Hospitality students from Durham 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 Durham area alone, there are 20,490 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 $16,570/yr and there are ** employed.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Durham are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 74.365/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Carolina Central University ends up costing a student $5,700/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|