Edmond, OK (population: 83,110) has two travel and tourism schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria, the highest ranked school in this group with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 424. It is the 1275th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Travel and Tourism students from Edmond 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.
Edmond lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary.
Of the 2 travel and tourism schools with a 100-mile radius of Edmond, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria comes out as the most expensive ($13,968/yr) for travel and tourism students, with Tulsa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edmond|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||14.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||14.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||32.1 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||74.0 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||98.5 miles|