Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two hotel management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Beckfield College, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 888. It is the 4798th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Hotel Management students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 100 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $49,680. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $18,030/yr and there are 660 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.113 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0.166/1000 are held by lodging managers.
Of the 2 hotel management schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Beckfield College comes out as the most expensive ($19,717/yr) for hotel management students, with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,026/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|