Bellevue, WA (population: 128,225) has three travel and tourism schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Edmonds Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a travel and tourism program, has a total student population of 9,658. It is the 4439th highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Travel and Tourism students from Bellevue 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.
Bellevue lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 travel and tourism schools with a 100-mile radius of Bellevue, 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) for travel and tourism students, with Highline Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,635/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bellevue|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.8 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||32.2 miles|