Fort Lauderdale has a total population of 152,397 and a student population of 94,928. Of these students, 37,360 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Broward College is the largest hospitality school in Fort Lauderdale, based on student population. In 2010, Broward College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in hospitality.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in hospitality in Fort Lauderdale in 2010. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Fort Lauderdale was $2,112 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for hospitality related books and supplies every year.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Lauderdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 71,390 hospitality professionals in Florida. Of these hospitality professionals, 6,160 were working in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The number of hospitality professionals in Fort Lauderdale is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Fort Lauderdale is $24,110 per year, which is higher than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.