Sonora, CA has one hotel management school within its city limits. Columbia College has a total student population of 3,629. It is the 5536th highest ranked school in the USA and the 531st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Hotel Management students from Sonora schools who go on to become hotel managers, hotel and hospitality managers, food service managers, resort 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 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $45,560. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $20,700/yr and there are 290 employed.
Sonora lies in Tuolumne county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area has 42,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $20.61/hr average worker wage, and a $42,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.710 out of every 1000 jobs in Sonora are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0.903/1000 are held by lodging managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbia College ends up costing a student $10,322/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sonora|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||65.6 miles|
|South Lake Tahoe||CA||-||1||18.5751||60||69.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||74.9 miles|
|Carson City||NV||54,870||1||8.29894||62||87.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||90.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||93.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||93.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||93.6 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||96.8 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||98.4 miles|