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Hospitality Schools In Tennessee

There are 2 accredited hospitality schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach hospitality classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Tennessee 57,370
National 2,293,800

Of all of the hospitality professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Tennessee

60,790 60,710 57,050 56,060 57,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of hospitality is shrinking. In Tennessee, 3,420 less hospitality professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for hospitality professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$25,105 $25,936 $27,211 $27,574 $28,019
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to hospitality professionals are growing in Tennessee. In 2006 hospitality professionals made a mean salary of $25,105 per year, and in 2010 they made $28,019 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of hospitality. The pay differential between the highest paid hospitality professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 126%

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Hotel Management

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

Educational Trends

Hospitality programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited hospitality schools in Tennessee is decreasing. In 2006, 2 students graduated from hospitality courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 1 students graduated.

This represents a 50% decrease in the number of hospitality degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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