With an overall population of 25,136 and a student population of 6,033, approximately 5,905 of Fort Dodge students attend one of Fort Dodge's schools that offer hospitality programs.
Iowa Central Community College is the largest hospitality school in Fort Dodge, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa Central Community College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Fort Dodge's hospitality schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,665 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Dodge hospitality schools was an average of $14,405 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Dodge-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $4,975 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
If you plan on staying in Fort Dodge after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Fort Dodge, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are not very good. There were 8,250 hospitality professionals working in Iowa and 1,350 working in the greater Fort Dodge area in 2010. The number of hospitality professionals in Fort Dodge is expected to increase by 7% 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 Fort Dodge is $20,780 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.