With an overall population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968, approximately 16,968 of Boone students attend one of Boone's schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 35 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Boone's hospitality schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone hospitality schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Boone. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Boone-based hospitality schools. Students who live at home 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 Boone, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 hospitality professionals in North Carolina were working in the greater Boone area. By the year 2018, the number of hospitality professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Boone. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Boone is $17,670 per year, which is lower than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.