Mississippi contains ten schools that offer hotel and hospitality management programs. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest-ranking hotel and hospitality management school in MS, has a total student population of 15,300 and is the 1880th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 hotel and hospitality management schools in Mississippi, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern Mississippi comes out as the most expensive ($9,718/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Hotel and Hospitality Management students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 540 employed lodging managers earning an average yearly salary of $39,410. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this state earn $18,840/yr and there are 2,560 employed.
Also, within the hotel and hospitality management schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hotel and hospitality management, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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