With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 10,709 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer hospitality programs.
Johnson & Wales University is the largest hospitality school in Providence, based on student population. In 2010, Johnson & Wales University graduated approximately 195 students with credentials in hospitality.
In 2010, 277 students graduated with a hospitality degree from one of Providence's hospitality schools. If you decide to attend a hospitality school in Providence, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $23,490.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a hospitality program in Providence. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based hospitality schools, you will have an added expense of $9,249 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 Providence, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,400 hospitality professionals in Rhode Island, 3,970 were working in the greater Providence area. The number of hospitality professionals in Providence is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Providence is $26,010 per year, which is the same as the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.