Wilson, NC (population: 49,786) has eight hospitality schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a hospitality program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about hospitality programs in Wilson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hospitality professors at East Carolina University such as James Chandler, David Chang, Yaojen Chang, Lynda Cole, Alleah Crawford, and James Dishaw.
Hospitality students from Wilson 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.
Wilson lies in Wilson 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 Wilson 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 8 hospitality schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilson, only 3 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 Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilson|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||17.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||64.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||65.5 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||97.0 miles|