Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Bethlehem's largest hospitality school is Northampton County Area Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Hospitality program at Northampton County Area Community College.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a hospitality degree in Bethlehem. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's hospitality schools was $18,464 per year for instate students and $21,824 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board at Bethlehem-based hospitality schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Bethlehem, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are average. There were 34,450 hospitality professionals working in Pennsylvania and 1,640 working in the greater Bethlehem area in 2010. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Bethlehem will increase by 9% by the year 2018. 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 Bethlehem is $21,270 per year, which is lower than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.