There are schools offering hospitality degrees in North Carolina!
Schools Offering Hospitality Programs in North Carolina
Around 0.1% of North Carolina's graduates graduate from hospitality degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 269 hospitality professionals graduate from North Carolina's 11 hospitality schools.
Appalachian State University, which is located in Boone, is the top-ranked school in North Carolina that has a hospitality program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. 35 students graduated with a degree in hospitality from Appalachian State University in 2010. Students at Appalachian State University paid $5,251 per year in tuition fees.
East Carolina University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in North Carolina that has a hospitality program. It is located in Greenville. 84 students graduated with degree in hospitality from East Carolina University in 2010. Students at East Carolina University paid $4,797 per year in tuition fees.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which is located in Greensboro, is the third-ranked school in North Carolina that has a hospitality program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduated 38 students from its hospitality programs. University of North Carolina at Greensboro charged in-state students $4,973 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a North Carolina hospitality school, average tuition will be $8,234 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,873 per year to $24,429 per year. The North Carolina hospitality schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte - located in Charlotte, students are charged $24,429 per year
- Campbell University - located in Buies Creek, students are charged $22,520 per year
- King's College - located in Charlotte, students are charged $13,260 per year
The following North Carolina hospitality schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Southwestern Community College - located in Sylva, students are charged $1,873 per year
- Blue Ridge Community College - located in Flat Rock, students are charged $1,893 per year
- Fayetteville Technical Community College - located in Fayetteville, students are charged $1,898 per year
A hospitality degree from a North Carolina school... what next?
Some of the most popular jobs hospitality graduates in North Carolina pursue include restaurant manager, sous chef, dietary cook, line cook, and delicatessen cook. North Carolina had 57,920 hospitality professionals in 2010. 1,720 of these hospitality professionals were hotel managers, 6,240 were restaurant managers, and 3,090 were sous chefs. The largest populations of North Carolina hospitality professional are working in the following counties:
- Anson County - 12,180 hospitality professionals
- Franklin County - 6,520 hospitality professionals
- Chatham County - 3,570 hospitality professionals
The government projects that, by 2018, the number of hospitality professionals in the state of North Carolina will grow to 72,970. This would require a 6% growth in the field.
On average, hospitality professionals earn $31,733 per year. In 2010, however, some North Carolina hospitality professional earned as little as less than $15,280 per year or as much as more than $99,560 per year. The counties in North Carolina with the highest average salary for hospitality professionals are:
- Buncombe County - $36,118 per year
- Anson County - $33,779 per year
- Chatham County - $33,742 per year
The North Carolina counties with the lowest average salary for hospitality professionals are:
- Greene County - $23,958 per year
- Alexander County - $27,038 per year
- Onslow County - $27,898 per year
On average, the highest paid hospitality professionals in North Carolina were:
- Restaurant Manager - $53,280 per year
- Hotel Manager - $45,120 per year
- Sous Chef - $41,710 per year
On average, the lowest paid hospitality professionals in North Carolina were:
- Delicatessen Cook - $19,810 per year
- Pizza Maker - $18,040 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional North Carolina statistics regarding a career in hospitality and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as hospitality or culinary.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Hospitality in North Carolina
- Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality in North Carolina
- Certificate in Hospitality in North Carolina
Curious what studying Hospitality gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||7,610||$22,460||-6.2%|
|Cooks, Short Order||7,140||$19,810||-10.1%|
|Food Service Managers||6,240||$53,280||27.9%|
|Cooks, Fast Food||3,270||$18,040||-73.9%|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||3,090||$41,710||15.7%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are hospitality related jobs in North Carolina