Lubbock has a total population of 199,564 and a student population of 36,271. Of these students, 30,049 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Of the 1 hospitality schools in Lubbock, the largest hospitality school, by student population, is Texas Tech University. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Texas Tech University with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Lubbock's hospitality schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lubbock's hospitality schools was $18,288 per year for instate students and $24,936 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Lubbock. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,805 per year, on average, for room and board at Lubbock-based hospitality schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in hospitality, if you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Lubbock, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 76,350 hospitality professionals in Texas, 980 were working in the greater Lubbock area. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Lubbock. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Lubbock is $18,400 per year, which is higher than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.