Utah contains three schools that offer hospitality programs. Southern Utah University, the highest-ranking hospitality school in UT, has a total student population of 8,066 and is the 2406th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 hospitality schools in Utah, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,719/yr), with Southern Utah University as the lowest recorded at only $9,860/yr.
Hospitality students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 89,260 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $20,200. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $18,030/yr and there are 2,860 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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