With an overall population of 17,865 and a student population of 9,247, approximately 9,247 of Natchitoches students attend one of Natchitoches's schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Natchitoches, by student population, is Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In 2010, Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduated approximately 26 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Natchitoches's hospitality schools. If you decide to attend one of Natchitoches's hospitality schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,786 per year in instate tuition and $21,472 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for hospitality related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,682 per year, on average, for room and board at Natchitoches-based hospitality schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Natchitoches, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 11,440 hospitality professionals in Louisiana, 610 were working in the greater Natchitoches area. Natchitoches's hospitality professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Natchitoches, you can expect to make an average salary of $17,590 per year. This is lower than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.