West Virginia contains seven schools that offer hospitality programs. Davis & Elkins College, the highest-ranking hospitality school in WV, has a total student population of 710 and is the 509th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 hospitality schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Davis & Elkins College comes out as the most expensive ($18,674/yr), with West Virginia Northern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,610/yr.
Hospitality students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 64,790 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $18,520. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,290/yr and there are 1,940 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from hospitality, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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