With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer hospitality programs.
Chester's largest hospitality school is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Hospitality program at Widener University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Chester's hospitality schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Chester, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are average. In 2010, there were 34,450 hospitality professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these hospitality professionals, 8,560 were working in the greater Chester area. The number of hospitality professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Chester is $29,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.