Pennsylvania contains seventeen schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Newport Business Institute, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in PA, has a total student population of 64 and is the 2130th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 travel and tourism schools in Pennsylvania, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($41,895/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 110 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $31,490. Travel agents in this state earn $34,530/yr and there are 3,470 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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