Utah contains seven schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in UT, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 travel and tourism schools in Utah, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maricopa Skill Center comes out as the most expensive ($16,056/yr), with Northwest College as the lowest recorded at only $4,695/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 240 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $26,620. Travel agents in this state earn $32,020/yr and there are 440 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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