Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 2,729 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Of the 1 hospitality schools in Fairmont, the largest hospitality school, by student population, is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, Pierpont Community and Technical College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in hospitality.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in Fairmont in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairmont's hospitality schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,352 per year in instate tuition and $19,424 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for hospitality related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,610 hospitality professionals in West Virginia. Of these hospitality professionals, 1,000 were working in the greater Fairmont area. Fairmont's hospitality professional workforce is projected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for hospitality professionals.
As a hospitality professional in Fairmont, you can expect to make an average salary of $19,060 per year. This is lower than the average salary for hospitality professionals in the state.