West Lafayette has a general population of 28,778 and an overall student population of 41,052. Approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 1 students from its hospitality program.
A reported 1 students graduated with credentials in hospitality in West Lafayette in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at West Lafayette's hospitality schools was $20,638 per year for instate students and $37,118 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for hospitality related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Lafayette-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you decide to work as a hospitality professional in West Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 50 hospitality professionals in Indiana were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in West Lafayette will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in West Lafayette, you can expect to make an average salary of $19,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.