Lexington has a general population of 260,512 and an overall student population of 45,371. Approximately 26,295 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Lexington, by student population, is University of Kentucky. In 2010, University of Kentucky graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Lexington's hospitality schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lexington's hospitality schools was $20,183 per year for instate students and $28,738 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,083.
If you decide to work as a hospitality professional in Lexington, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 hospitality professionals in Kentucky were working in the greater Lexington area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Lexington will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Lexington, you can expect to make an average salary of $19,770 per year. This is higher than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.
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