Beckley, WV has one hospitality school within its city limits. Mountain State University has a total student population of 5,951. It is the 5938th highest ranked school in the USA and the 73rd highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Hospitality students from Beckley 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 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 11,800 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $18,630. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this area earn $17,750/yr and there are 420 employed.
Beckley lies in Raleigh county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 131,050 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.85/hr average worker wage, and a $32,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.187 out of every 1000 jobs in Beckley are held by hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop, and 90.068/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mountain State University ends up costing a student $7,372/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beckley|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||45.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||99.9 miles|