With an overall population of 16,651 and a student population of 3,597, approximately 3,527 of Poplar Bluff students attend one of Poplar Bluff's schools that offer hospitality programs.
Poplar Bluff's largest hospitality school is Three Rivers Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Hospitality program at Three Rivers Community College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Poplar Bluff hospitality schools was an average of $12,234 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $600 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,324 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Poplar Bluff, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 21,980 hospitality professionals in Missouri. Of these hospitality professionals, 1,170 were working in the greater Poplar Bluff area. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 4% in Poplar Bluff. 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 Poplar Bluff is $18,630 per year, which is lower than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.