Meeting & Event Planning

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
1,036
declining 4.16%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,955
growing 4.84%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$23,289
declining 13.7%
Average Wage
$92,907
growing 2.81%
People in Workforce
11.5M
growing 2.51%
Average Employee Age
43.8
growing 0.163%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Meeting & Event Planning degree recipients are University, FL, Ames, IA, and Iowa City, IA. The locations with a relatively high number of Meeting & Event Planning degree recipients are University, FL, Winona Lake, IN, and Albany, GA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Meeting & Event Planning is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Meeting & Event Planning and the types of students that study this field. University of Central Florida awards the most degrees in Meeting & Event Planning in the US, but Cleary University and Universidad del Sagrado Corazon have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Meeting & Event Planning.

Tuition costs for Meeting & Event Planning majors are, on average, $7,955 for in-state public colleges, and $23,289 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Meeting & Event Planning programs are Public, 2-year institutions (34 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (726 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Meeting & Event Planning

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Meeting & Event Planning, is Public, 4-year or above (726 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,955
Median In-State Public
$23,289
Median Out of State Private

University of Central Florida has the most Meeting & Event Planning degree recipients, with 288 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 3.54%
  2. 2.48%
  3. 2.3%

Out of all institutions that offer Meeting & Event Planning programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Cleary University has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Meeting & Event Planning, with 3.54%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Meeting & Event Planning

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Business graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Business majors is $92,907 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

The industry that employs the most Business majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$92,907
Average Wage in Workforce
± $689
2.81%
1 Year Growth
± 1.03%

The average salary for Business majors is $92,907 and the most common occupations are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Business majors, by number of employees, are Accountants & auditors, Other managers, and Financial managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Business majors working as Accountants & auditors, Financial analysts, and Financial examiners.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Business majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Meeting & Event Planning is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
11.5M
2019 Workforce
± 80,082
2.51%
1 Year Growth
± 0.966%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.51%, from 11.2M in 2018 to 11.5M in 2019.

The largest single share of Business graduates go on to work as Accountants & auditors (9.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Business by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Business majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services, and Banking & related activities.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Meeting & Event Planning is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
11.5M
2019 Workforce
± 80,082
2.51%
1 Year Growth
± 0.966%

The number of Business graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.51%, from 11.2M in 2018 to 11.5M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Business graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Business.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Meeting & Event Planning is from the 2 Digit Course Business.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Business majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Business in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Business is 43.8.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Business degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Business (664 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Meeting & Event Planning is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
43.8
Average Age in 2019
± 0.0925 Years
0.163%
1 Year Change
± 0.299%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Business. The most common ages of employees with this major are 38 and 48 years old, which represent 2.65% and 2.65% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Meeting & Event Planning are Bachelors Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Business are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (87.1%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    664 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    114 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Meeting & Event Planning for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    388 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    90 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    42 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Meeting & Event Planning. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Meeting & Event Planning is from the 2 Digit Course Business.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    172,107 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    151,050 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    138,378 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Zimbabwe
    3.5 times more than expected
  2. Tunisia
    3.09 times more than expected
  3. Singapore
    3.07 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Zimbabwe that hold Business degrees (3.5 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (172,107 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Meeting & Event Planning field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meeting & Event Planning majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Meeting & Event Planning majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Service Orientation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Meeting & Event Planning majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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