South Carolina contains three schools that offer travel and tourism programs. University of South Carolina-Columbia, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in SC, has a total student population of 28,482 and is the 786th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 travel and tourism schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, King's College comes out as the most expensive ($20,664/yr), with Central Piedmont Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,798/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from South Carolina schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 60 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $30,050. Travel agents in this state earn $30,020/yr and there are 470 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, 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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