Springfield has a total population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629. Of these students, 7,677 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Springfield's largest hospitality school is Lincoln Land Community College. In 2010, Lincoln Land Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its hospitality program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a hospitality degree in Springfield. In 2009 tuition at hospitality schools in Springfield was $2,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,260 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Springfield.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Springfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 27,670 hospitality professionals in Illinois, 1,190 were working in the greater Springfield area. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 14% in Springfield. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Springfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.