Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has two hotel management schools within its city limits. Johnson & Wales University-Denver, the highest ranked school in the city with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 1,461. It is the 3273rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about hotel management programs in Denver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hotel management professors at Johnson & Wales University such as Kevin King.
Hotel Management students from Denver 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 240 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $60,680. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $21,590/yr and there are 1,720 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0/1000 are held by lodging managers.
Of the 2 hotel management schools in Denver, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($23,765/yr) for hotel management students, with Westwood College-Denver North as the lowest, reported at only $18,465/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|