Monterey has a general population of 29,674 and an overall student population of 12,872. Approximately 9,578 of Monterey's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Monterey Peninsula College is the largest hospitality school in Monterey, based on student population. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Monterey Peninsula College with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Monterey's hospitality schools. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Monterey was $678 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for hospitality related books and supplies each year.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Monterey, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 80 hospitality professionals in California were working in the greater Monterey area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Monterey will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Monterey is $27,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.