With an overall population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770, approximately 10,133 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Hammond, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Hammond's hospitality schools. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's hospitality schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
If you plan on staying in Hammond after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Hammond, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 hospitality professionals in Indiana were working in the greater Hammond area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Hammond will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Hammond is $18,940 per year, which is lower than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.