Des Moines has a general population of 198,682 and an overall student population of 11,849. Approximately 969 of Des Moines's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
AIB College of Business is the largest hospitality school in Des Moines, based on student population. In 2010, AIB College of Business graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Des Moines's hospitality schools. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Des Moines was $13,140 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $996 for hospitality related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Des Moines-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $3,855 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,004.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Moines, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 9,620 hospitality professionals in Iowa, 2,400 were working in the greater Des Moines area. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 9% in Des Moines. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Des Moines is $20,140 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.