Manchester, NH (population: 108,643) has eleven travel and tourism schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bay State College, the highest ranked school in this group with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 753. It is the 1179th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Travel and Tourism students from Manchester 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.
Manchester lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 6 counties in New Hampshire. Overall, the Manchester area has 99,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $21.75/hr average worker wage, and a $45,240 average annual salary.
Of the 11 travel and tourism schools with a 100-mile radius of Manchester, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University comes out as the most expensive ($24,402/yr) for travel and tourism students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manchester|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||24.9 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||40.7 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||46.9 miles|