Palm Desert, CA (population: 52,240) has six hotel and hospitality management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Orange Coast College, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel and hospitality management program, has a total student population of 25,316. It is the 4159th highest ranked school in the USA and the 386th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about hotel and hospitality management programs in Palm Desert, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hotel and hospitality management professors at Orange Coast College such as April Aloiau, Alexander Azadgan, Barbara Cooper, K I Donovan, R G Evans, and Ryan Giffen.
Hotel and Hospitality Management students from Palm Desert schools who go on to become hotel and hospitality managers, hospitality managers, hotel managers, food service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 224,360 people working as hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,130. Also, Lodging managers make on average $53,500 per year and there are about 31,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 340 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $51,800. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $23,280/yr and there are 1,680 employed.
Palm Desert lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Palm Desert are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0/1000 are held by lodging managers.
Of the 6 hotel and hospitality management schools with a 100-mile radius of Palm Desert, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Diego Mesa College comes out as the most expensive ($8,010/yr) for hotel and hospitality management students, with Orange Coast College as the lowest, reported at only $5,214/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Palm Desert|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||8.3 miles|
|Joshua Tree||CA||-||1||9.13844||48||28.3 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||54.3 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||59.4 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||61.2 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||73.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||73.6 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||77.3 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||77.3 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||78.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||80.4 miles|
|El Centro||CA||41,304||1||33.1701||10||80.5 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||80.6 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||81.8 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||83.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||84.2 miles|