Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has two travel and tourism schools within its city limits. King's College, the highest ranked school in the city with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 648. It is the 1960th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Travel and Tourism students from Charlotte 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.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
Of the 2 travel and tourism schools in Charlotte, 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) for travel and tourism students, with Central Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,798/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|