Fort Collins has a general population of 118,652 and an overall student population of 30,029. Approximately 28,902 of Fort Collins's students are enrolled in schools that offer restaurant management programs.
Colorado State University is the largest restaurant management school in Fort Collins, based on student population. Approximately 54 students graduated in 2010 from Colorado State University with credentials in restaurant management.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a restaurant management degree in Fort Collins. If you decide to attend one of Fort Collins's restaurant management schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,054 per year in instate tuition and $33,976 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,126 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a restaurant management program in Fort Collins. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Collins-based restaurant management schools, you will have an added expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fort Collins after graduating from restaurant management school, you should know that job prospects for restaurant managers in Fort Collins, which is the most popular restaurant management profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,920 restaurant managers in Colorado, 120 were working in the greater Fort Collins area. The government projects that the number of restaurant managers in Fort Collins will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for restaurant managers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a restaurant manager in Fort Collins is $44,930 per year, which is lower than the average for restaurant managers state-wide.