Athens has a general population of 1,102 and an overall student population of 2,882. Approximately 2,882 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Concord University is the largest hospitality school in Athens, based on student population. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Concord University with credentials in hospitality.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in hospitality in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Athens's hospitality schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,756 per year in instate tuition and $21,832 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from hospitality school, you should know that job prospects for hospitality professionals in Athens, which is the most popular hospitality profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,610 hospitality professionals in West Virginia, 990 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of hospitality professionals in Athens will decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a hospitality professional in Athens is $19,220 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for hospitality professionals.