South Portland has a general population of 23,324 and an overall student population of 7,864. Approximately 1,545 of South Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Kaplan University-Maine Campus is the largest hospitality school in South Portland, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Kaplan University-Maine Campus with credentials in hospitality.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in South Portland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in South Portland was $12,596 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in South Portland.
After graduating with your credentials in hospitality, if you decide to work as a hospitality professional in South Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,650 hospitality professionals in Maine, 1,490 were working in the greater South Portland area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in South Portland will increase by 2% 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 South Portland is $25,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.