With an overall population of 3,579 and a student population of 9,429, approximately 9,429 of Cullowhee students attend one of Cullowhee's schools that offer hospitality programs.
Cullowhee's largest hospitality school is Western Carolina University. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Hospitality program at Western Carolina University.
A reported 37 students graduated with credentials in hospitality in Cullowhee in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,470 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cullowhee hospitality schools was an average of $24,067 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,006 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Cullowhee. And if you live on campus at one of the Cullowhee-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $5,982 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Cullowhee, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,970 hospitality professionals in North Carolina, 1,830 were working in the greater Cullowhee area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Cullowhee will increase by 12% by the year 2018. 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 Cullowhee is $17,670 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646