Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 3,595 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Decatur, by student population, is Richland Community College. In 2010, Richland Community College graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a hospitality certificate in Decatur. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Decatur was $2,510 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Decatur.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 27,670 hospitality professionals in Illinois, 450 were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Decatur will increase by 14% by the year 2018. 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 Decatur is $18,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.
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