McLean, VA has twenty-four hospitality schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. James Madison University, the highest ranked school in this group with a hospitality program, has a total student population of 18,971. It is the 72nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about hospitality programs in McLean, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hospitality professors at James Madison University such as Michael O'Fallon.
Hospitality students from McLean 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 170,800 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $23,420. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $22,130/yr and there are 5,190 employed.
McLean lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in McLean are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 74/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 24 hospitality schools with a 100-mile radius of McLean, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($41,895/yr) for hospitality students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from McLean|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||3.6 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||7.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||9.6 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||14.5 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||29.8 miles|