Michigan contains three schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Western Michigan University, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in MI, has a total student population of 24,576 and is the 1285th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 travel and tourism schools in Michigan, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Michigan University comes out as the most expensive ($15,285/yr), with Lake Michigan College as the lowest recorded at only $10,150/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Michigan 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. In fact, in the Michigan alone, there are employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $22,400. Travel agents in this state earn $29,910/yr and there are 2,180 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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