Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has two hotel management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwood University, the highest ranked school in this group with a hotel management program, has a total student population of 930. It is the 654th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about hotel management programs in Arlington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of hotel management professors at Northwood University such as Dr. Howard Borck, Jerry Coleman, Chad Fagan, and Gentchev.
Hotel Management students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 250 employed lodging managers earning an average salary of $67,890. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this area earn $19,490/yr and there are 1,240 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.451 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, and 0.294/1000 are held by lodging managers.
Of the 2 hotel management schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwood University comes out as the most expensive ($18,247/yr) for hotel management students, with North Lake College as the lowest, reported at only $6,314/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|