Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has ninety-eight hotel management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio. To learn more about hotel management programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hotel management professors at Ohio State University such as Mark Christobek, James Hill, Artie Isaac, Jim Nelson, and Bob Woyach.
Hotel Management students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 280 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $41,320. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $20,180/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.006 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0.395/1000 are held by lodging managers.
Of the 98 hotel management schools with a 500-mile radius of Nashville, only 21 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr) for hotel management students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|