Tennessee contains 48 schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in TN, has a total student population of 17,309 and is the 254th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 48 travel and tourism schools in Tennessee, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($31,601/yr), with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,063/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $39,000. Travel agents in this state earn $36,380/yr and there are 880 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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