North Carolina contains three schools that offer travel and tourism programs. King's College, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in NC, has a total student population of 648 and is the 1960th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 travel and tourism schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, King's College comes out as the most expensive ($20,664/yr), with Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,400/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 120 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $39,600. Travel agents in this state earn $33,810/yr and there are 1,160 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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