Minnesota contains four schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Saint Cloud State University, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in MN, has a total student population of 18,123 and is the 1697th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 travel and tourism schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota County Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($14,282/yr), with Central Lakes College-Brainerd as the lowest recorded at only $9,841/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 30 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $25,120. Travel agents in this state earn $33,720/yr and there are 1,620 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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