Tennessee contains three schools that offer hospitality programs. The University of Tennessee, the highest-ranking hospitality school in TN, has a total student population of 29,934 and is the 932nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 hospitality schools in Tennessee, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Tennessee comes out as the most expensive ($13,139/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Hospitality students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 227,040 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $18,970. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,590/yr and there are 7,780 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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