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Hospitality Schools In South Carolina

South Carolina has 4 accredited hospitality schools where hospitality faculty who teach hospitality classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the state of South Carolina, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Bob Jones University

    1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. College of Charleston

    66 George St, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of South Carolina-Beaufort

    1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, South Carolina 29909

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of South Carolina-Columbia

    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    111 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Hospitality Employment

South Carolina 43,520
National 2,293,800

Approximately 2% of the country's hospitality professionals work in South Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In South Carolina

44,750 45,590 44,520 43,180 43,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, hospitality is a shrinking field. There were 1,230 less hospitality professionals working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of hospitality has shrunk by 3% in South Carolina. This decline is faster than the change in the number of hospitality professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$26,901 $28,610 $30,291 $31,711 $32,647
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Carolina, as the number of hospitality professionals is declining, the salaries earned by hospitality professionals are increasing. The mean salary for hospitality professionals in 2006 was $26,901 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $32,647 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, there was a 18% growth in hospitality professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in South Carolina

Hotel Management

Hospitality professionals in South Carolina earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Carolina


As the number of hospitality professionals is decreasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited hospitality schools in South Carolina state is increasing. In 2006, 146 students graduated from hospitality courses in South Carolina. And in 2010, 221 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in South Carolina by 51%. 63% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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