Vancouver, WA (population: 169,603) has one hospitality school within its city limits. International Air Academy Inc has a total student population of 424. It is the 878th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Hospitality students from Vancouver 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 84,580 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $23,080. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $19,780/yr and there are 2,080 employed.
Vancouver lies in Clark county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.091 out of every 1000 jobs in Vancouver are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 85.132/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Air Academy Inc ends up costing a student $10,580/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vancouver|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||18.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||70.7 miles|