Tallahassee has a general population of 150,624 and an overall student population of 68,614. Approximately 39,785 of Tallahassee's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Florida State University is the largest hospitality school in Tallahassee, based on student population. In 2010, Florida State University graduated approximately 117 students from its hospitality program.
A total of 117 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in Tallahassee in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,880 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tallahassee hospitality schools was an average of $32,325 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Tallahassee. And if you live on campus at one of the Tallahassee-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $8,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,272.
After graduating with your credentials in hospitality, if you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Tallahassee, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 71,390 hospitality professionals in Florida, 1,190 were working in the greater Tallahassee area. The number of hospitality professionals in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Tallahassee, you can expect to make an average salary of $20,210 per year. This is lower than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.