Fargo has a total population of 90,599 and a student population of 30,464. Of these students, 14,189 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
The largest hospitality school in Fargo, by student population, is North Dakota State University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Hospitality program at North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in hospitality in Fargo in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fargo's hospitality schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,323 per year in instate tuition and $25,422 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,568 per year, on average, for room and board at Fargo-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 Fargo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,780 hospitality professionals in North Dakota, 890 were working in the greater Fargo area. The number of hospitality professionals in Fargo is expected to increase by 13% 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 Fargo is $21,010 per year, which is higher than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.