Queens, NY has seventeen travel and tourism schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Travel and Tourism students from Queens 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.
Of the 17 travel and tourism schools with a 100-mile radius of Queens, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for travel and tourism students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Queens|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||1.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||3.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||4.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||7.9 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||8.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||9.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||9.7 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||10.2 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||11.2 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||11.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.0 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||18.8 miles|