South Carolina contains seven schools that offer hospitality programs. College of Charleston, the highest-ranking hospitality school in SC, has a total student population of 11,772 and is the 162nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 hospitality schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University comes out as the most expensive ($22,810/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Hospitality students from South Carolina schools who go on to become hospitality managers, caterers, event planners, wedding planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 334,310 people working as hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $19,190. Also, Food preparation and serving related employees make on average $20,880 per year and there are about 11,218,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 170,030 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average yearly salary of $18,930. Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in this state earn $17,510/yr and there are 5,820 employed.
Also, within the hospitality schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hospitality, 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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