Fort Myers, FL (population: 68,373) has one hotel and hospitality management school within its city limits. Southwest Florida College has a total student population of 2,432. It is the 4462nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 250th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Hotel and Hospitality Management students from Fort Myers 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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers area alone, there are 80 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $50,840. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $22,810/yr and there are 680 employed.
Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Myers are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0/1000 are held by lodging managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Florida College ends up costing a student $16,600/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Myers|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.0 miles|