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Schools Offering Hospitality Programs in Tennessee

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Tennessee receive hospitality degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1 hospitality professionals graduate from Tennessee's 2 hospitality schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee with a hospitality program is The University of Tennessee, which is located in Knoxville. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. 1 students graduated with a degree in hospitality from The University of Tennessee in 2010. The University of Tennessee charged in-state students $7,382 in tuition fees per year.

Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is located in Memphis, is the second-ranked school in Tennessee that has a hospitality program. It received a ranking of 85th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at Southwest Tennessee Community College was $3,117 per year.


If you choose to attend a Tennessee hospitality school, average tuition will be $5,250 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,117 per year to $7,382 per year. In 2010, the hospitality schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. The University of Tennessee - located in Knoxville, students are charged $7,382 per year
  2. Southwest Tennessee Community College - located in Memphis, students are charged $3,117 per year

The following Tennessee hospitality schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southwest Tennessee Community College - located in Memphis, students are charged $3,117 per year
  2. The University of Tennessee - located in Knoxville, students are charged $7,382 per year

A hospitality degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

Many Tennessee hospitality graduates become a restaurant manager, sous chef, dietary cook, line cook, and delicatessen cook. In 2010, there were 57,370 hospitality professional working in Tennessee, including 980 hotel managers, 7,040 restaurant managers, and 1,780 sous chefs. The following counties have the largest number of Tennessee hospitality professionals:

  1. Cannon County - 13,000 hospitality professionals
  2. Crittenden County - 12,320 hospitality professionals
  3. Anderson County - 7,380 hospitality professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of hospitality professionals in the state of Tennessee will grow to 68,590. This would require a 5% growth in the field.


On average, hospitality professionals earn $28,019 per year. However, Tennessee hospitality professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,290 per year to more than $86,850 per year in 2010. The counties in Tennessee with the highest average salary for hospitality professionals are:

  1. Cannon County - $30,060 per year
  2. Bledsoe County - $28,749 per year
  3. Anderson County - $28,323 per year

Hospitality professionals in the following counties in Tennessee make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bedford County - $21,935 per year
  2. Carter County - $22,823 per year
  3. Benton County - $23,169 per year

The hospitality professionals with highest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Hotel Manager - $43,370 per year
  2. Restaurant Manager - $42,070 per year
  3. Sous Chef - $32,450 per year

The hospitality professionals with lowest average salaries in Tennessee were:

  1. Delicatessen Cook - $17,820 per year
  2. Pizza Maker - $17,170 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in hospitality in Tennessee and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or culinary, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Doctoral Degree in Hospitality in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant 16,130 $22,660 -8.6%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 16,090 $20,590 17.9%
Cooks, Fast Food 11,950 $17,170 -40.2%
Food Service Managers 7,040 $42,070 23.9%
Cooks, Short Order 3,400 $17,820 -16.5%
Chefs and Head Cooks 1,780 $32,450 -22.9%
Lodging Managers 980 $43,370 44.1%

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