Palm Desert has a general population of 41,155 and an overall student population of 10,286. Approximately 10,193 of Palm Desert's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Palm Desert's largest hospitality school is College of the Desert. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Hospitality program at College of the Desert.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in Palm Desert in 2010. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Palm Desert was $762 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Palm Desert.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Palm Desert, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 116,200 hospitality professionals in California, 12,520 were working in the greater Palm Desert area. The number of hospitality professionals in Palm Desert is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Palm Desert, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,630 per year. This is lower than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.