Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has fifty-four travel and tourism schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 17,309. It is the 254th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Travel and Tourism students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 54 travel and tourism schools with a 500-mile radius of Nashville, only 17 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) for travel and tourism students, with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,063/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|