Hospitality Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, there is only one hospitality school where hospitality faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the city of Columbia, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality
  • Masters degree in Hospitality
  • PhD degree in Hospitality


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Hospitality Employment

Columbia 8,440
South Carolina 43,520

Exactly 8,440 of the 43,520 hospitality professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. The number of hospitality professionals in Columbia has grown by 19% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for hospitality professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Hospitality employment growth

44,750 45,590 44,520 43,180 43,520
7,100 6,740 7,270 7,360 8,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Hospitality VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$25,799 $27,327 $28,131 $29,484 $32,513
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for hospitality professionals in Columbia have increased. In 2010 hospitality professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $32,513 per year. Hospitality professionals in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $25,799, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of hospitality professionals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Columbia

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Hospitality professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $31,167 per year. The 10% of hospitality professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $23,376 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 88% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Columbia

Hotel Management

On average hospitality professional salaries in Columbia are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's hospitality professionals are graduates of the only accredited hospitality school in the city.

Hospitality Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in hospitality offered by Columbia's hospitality schools.

Student Completed Hospitality Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 167 students completed hospitality courses.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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