Stockton, CA (population: 291,422) has five hotel management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Empire College School of Business, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 718. It is the 1838th highest ranked school in the USA and the 168th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Hotel Management students from Stockton 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.
Stockton lies in San Joaquin county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Stockton area has 208,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,060 average annual salary.
Of the 5 hotel management schools with a 100-mile radius of Stockton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Culinary Academy comes out as the most expensive ($32,251/yr) for hotel management students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stockton|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||42.8 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||43.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||44.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||46.5 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||49.3 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||55.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||55.0 miles|