Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two travel and tourism schools within its city limits. Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria, the highest ranked school in the city 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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are ** employed travel guides earning an average salary of $27,350. Travel agents in this area earn $29,770/yr and there are 130 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.299 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by travel agents, and **/1000 are held by travel guides.
Of the 2 travel and tourism schools in Tulsa, 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 Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|