Hospitality in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Hospitality Programs in Pennsylvania


Around 0.2% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from hospitality degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 775 hospitality professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 38 hospitality schools.

Top Schools

Temple University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a hospitality program. It is located in Philadelphia. 59 students graduated with a degree in hospitality from Temple University in 2010. Temple University charged in-state students $12,424 in tuition fees per year.

Drexel University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a hospitality program. It is located in Philadelphia. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Drexel University hospitality program. Drexel University charged in-state students $33,000 in tuition fees per year.

Marywood University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a hospitality program. It is located in Scranton. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Marywood University hospitality program. Marywood University charged in-state students $27,150 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Pennsylvania's hospitality schools ranges from $33,270 per year to $2,700 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,210 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Pennsylvania hospitality schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Widener University-Main Campus - located in Chester, students are charged $33,270 per year
  2. Drexel University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $33,000 per year
  3. Seton Hill University - located in Greensburg, students are charged $27,548 per year

The hospitality schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
  2. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  3. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year

A hospitality degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Restaurant manager, sous chef, dietary cook, line cook, and delicatessen cook are the professions of choice for a majority of hospitality graduates in Pennsylvania. 86,770 hospitality professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. Of these, 740 were hotel managers. In addition, 5,200 were restaurant managers, and 3,680 were sous chefs. The Pennsylvania counties with the largest populations of hospitality professional are:

  1. Bucks County - 24,510 hospitality professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 19,370 hospitality professionals
  3. Warren County - 4,640 hospitality professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of hospitality professionals in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 94,750. This would require a 3% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, hospitality professionals earn a salary of $34,814 per year in Pennsylvania state. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania hospitality professional earned as little as less than $15,510 per year or as much as more than $116,610 per year. On average hospitality professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bucks County - $37,770 per year
  2. Warren County - $37,263 per year
  3. Allegheny County - $35,314 per year

On average, hospitality professionals earn the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bedford County - $23,810 per year
  2. Blair County - $25,440 per year
  3. Lycoming County - $26,168 per year

On average, the highest paid hospitality professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Hotel Manager - $55,900 per year
  2. Restaurant Manager - $54,110 per year
  3. Sous Chef - $41,630 per year

The hospitality professionals with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Delicatessen Cook - $21,650 per year
  2. Pizza Maker - $19,360 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in hospitality in Pennsylvania and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or culinary, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Hospitality in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Hospitality in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Hospitality in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Hospitality in Pennsylvania

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Curious what studying Hospitality gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant 32,530 $25,740 9.8%
2
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 19,790 $25,310 7.3%
3
Cooks, Fast Food 16,740 $19,360 -7.9%
4
Cooks, Short Order 8,090 $21,650 -33.6%
5
Food Service Managers 5,200 $54,110 21.2%
6
Chefs and Head Cooks 3,680 $41,630 -29.5%
7
Lodging Managers 740 $55,900 -29.5%
 

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