Salem has a total population of 2,006 and a student population of 751. Of these students, 751 are enrolled in schools that offer hospitality programs.
Salem's largest hospitality school is Salem International University. In 2010, Salem International University graduated approximately 2 students from its hospitality program.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in hospitality from hospitality schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to attend a hospitality school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $11,280.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,700 for hospitality related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based hospitality schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,680.
Many hospitality graduates choose to work as hospitality professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,610 hospitality professionals in West Virginia, 1,000 were working in the greater Salem area. The number of hospitality professionals in Salem is expected to 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 Salem is $19,060 per year, which is lower than the average for hospitality professionals state-wide.