Washington contains three schools that offer travel and tourism programs. Edmonds Community College, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in WA, has a total student population of 9,658 and is the 4439th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 travel and tourism schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clover Park Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,663/yr), with Highline Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,635/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $32,000. Travel agents in this state earn $39,170/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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