With an overall population of 23,324 and a student population of 7,864, approximately 6,261 of South Portland students attend one of South Portland's schools that offer hotel management programs.
Southern Maine Community College is the largest hotel management school in South Portland, based on student population. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Maine Community College with credentials in hotel management.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a hotel management degree in South Portland. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,453 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all South Portland hotel management schools was an average of $17,973 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for hotel management related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,212 per year, on average, for room and board at South Portland-based hotel management schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,929.
If you plan on staying in South Portland after graduating from hotel management school, you should know that job prospects for hotel managers in South Portland, which is the most popular hotel management profession, are not very good. There were 1,000 hotel managers working in Maine and 80 working in the greater South Portland area in 2010. The number of hotel managers in South Portland is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hotel managers.
As a hotel manager in South Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for hotel managers in the state.