Tampa has a total population of 303,447 and a student population of 90,964. Of these students, 26,964 are enrolled in schools that offer restaurant management programs.
Of the 1 restaurant management schools in Tampa, the largest restaurant management school, by student population, is Hillsborough Community College. In 2010, Hillsborough Community College graduated approximately 7 students from its restaurant management program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a restaurant management certificate in Tampa. If you decide to attend one of Tampa's restaurant management schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,234 per year in instate tuition and $24,164 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a restaurant management program in Tampa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,391 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,046.
Many restaurant management graduates choose to work as restaurant managers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tampa, your job prospects are not very good. There were 17,880 restaurant managers working in Florida and 1,490 working in the greater Tampa area in 2010. Tampa's restaurant manager workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for restaurant managers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a restaurant manager in Tampa is $52,270 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for restaurant managers.