Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four travel and tourism schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Travel and Tourism students from Honolulu schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 4 travel and tourism schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Travel Institute of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($17,270/yr) for travel and tourism students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.