Rhode Island contains three schools that offer hospitality programs. Johnson & Wales University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in RI, has a total student population of 10,709 and is the 2198th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 hospitality schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sawyer School comes out as the most expensive ($27,888/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Hospitality students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 45,940 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $21,970. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $21,390/yr and there are 1,430 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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