Killeen has a total population of 86,911 and a student population of 24,133. Of these students, 24,133 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Central Texas College is the largest hospitality school in Killeen, based on student population. Approximately 98 students graduated in 2010 from Central Texas College with credentials in hospitality.
A total of 127 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in Killeen in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Killeen's hospitality schools was $10,489 per year for instate students and $13,069 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,575 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Killeen. And if you live on campus at one of the Killeen-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $4,639 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,692.
If you plan on staying in Killeen after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Killeen, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are good. There were 76,350 hospitality professionals working in Texas and 650 working in the greater Killeen area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Killeen. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Killeen is $18,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.