Pembroke, NC has nine hospitality schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Campbell University Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a hospitality program, has a total student population of 5,894. It is the 346th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Hospitality students from Pembroke 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 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 24,230 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $18,350. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $16,890/yr and there are 300 employed.
Pembroke lies in Robeson county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 298,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.90/hr average worker wage, and a $33,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.020 out of every 1000 jobs in Pembroke are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 81.216/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 9 hospitality schools with a 100-mile radius of Pembroke, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Campbell University Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,135/yr) for hospitality students, with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pembroke|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||70.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||86.9 miles|