South Carolina contains three schools that offer catering programs. Bob Jones University, the highest-ranking catering school in SC, has a total student population of 3,956 and is the 2593rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 catering schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($45,006/yr), with Greenville Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $8,687/yr.
Catering students from South Carolina schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 520 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average yearly salary of $39,580. Food preparation and serving related employees in this state earn $18,930/yr and there are 170,030 employed.
Also, within the catering schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from catering, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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