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  This study represents the workforce across the Southeast defined by the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Caroli...
  • Erin King
    April 13, 2022 1:08:30 PM EDT . 14 min read

Universities Supplying Largest Industries in Southeast

2022 Workforce Analysis: Universities Supplying Largest Industries in SE

Tour the outcomes behind this list.

 

This study represents the workforce across the Southeast defined by the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. This region is uniquely characterized by industries like Defense & Space, Hospitality and Natural Resources but also correlates strongly with trends in industries like Information Technology where employers are seeing massive growth.

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Which colleges and universities are supplying the largest industries by state? We analyzed each state independently to identify the top five industries by volume and the institutions supplying these industries. We broke down the analysis further to identify the top employers for each institution by generating graduate outcomes for each. Here are the state-by-state results:

Workforce Analysis for Alabama

Top Industries by Volume

1. EDUCATION

2. HEALTHCARE

3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4. FINANCE

5. DEFENSE & SPACE

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in Alabama

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in Alabama. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. The University of Alabama: Regions Bank, BBVA Compass, DCH Health System, Children's of Alabama, Tuscaloosa City Schools

2. Auburn University: Regions Bank, East Alabama Medical Center, BBVA Compass, Dynetics, Huntsville Hospital

3. University of Alabama at Birmingham: UAB Medicine, Regions Bank, Children's of Alabama, BBVA Compass, The University of Alabama, Wells Fargo

4. University of South Alabama: Mobile County Public School System, University of South Alabama Health, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Altapointe Health Systems, CPSI

5. University of Alabama Huntsville: Huntsville Hospital, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin

6. Troy University: Alabama Department of Mental Health, Regions Bank, Auburn University, CGI, United States Air Force

7. Jacksonville State University: Gadsden City Schools, Gadsden State Community College, Regions Bank, Alabama Department of Mental Health, BBVA Compass

8. University of North Alabama: Huntsville Hospital, Florence City Schools, SAIC, Listerhill Credit Union, Regions Bank

9. Samford University: Regions Bank, CVS Health, Children's of Alabama, BBVA Compass, Hoover City Schools

10. John C. Calhoun State Community College: Huntsville Hospital, SAIC, Dynetics, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Athens State University

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Workforce Analysis for Florida

Top Industries by Volume

1. HEALTHCARE

2. EDUCATION

3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4. FINANCE

5. HOSPITALITY

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in Florida

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in Florida. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. University of Central Florida: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando Health, Universal Orlando Resort, Seminole County Public Schools, Florida Hospital

2. University of South Florida: Citi, Moffitt Cancer Center, Baycare Health System, PwC, Pinellas County Schools

3. University of Florida: University of Florida College of Medicine, UF Health, HCA Healthcare, Orange County Public Schools, CVS Health

4. Florida International University: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Baptist Health South Florida, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Jackson Health System

5. Florida State University: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Orange County Public Schools, HCA Healthcare, Chiles High School, Broward County Public Schools

6. Miami Dade College: Baptist Health South Florida, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, University of Miami, Jackson Health System, Florida International University

7. Florida Atlantic University: Palm Beach County School District, Broward County Public Schools, Broward College, North Broward Hospital District, Palm Beach State College

8. Nova Southeastern University: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools, Baptist Health South Florida, Palm Beach County School District, Memorial Healthcare System

9. Valencia College: Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando Health, Orange County Public Schools, University of Central Florida, Florida Hospital

10. University of Miami: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Baptist Health South Florida, Jackson Health System, Florida International University, Miami Dade College

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Workforce Analysis for Georgia

Top Industries by Volume

1. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2. EDUCATION

3. HEALTHCARE

4. FINANCE

5. HOSPITALITY

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in Georgia

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in Georgia. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. The University of Georgia: Gwinnett County Public Schools, Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, The Coca-Cola Company

2. Georgia State University: Emory Healthcare, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology

3. Kennesaw State University: Wellstar Health System, Cobb County School District, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fulton County Schools, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

4. Georgia Institute of Technology: NCR Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Accenture, IBM

5. Georgia Southern University: Gwinnett County Public Schools, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, HCA Healthcare, Emory Healthcare, The University of Georgia

6. Emory University: Emory Healthcare, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Piedmont Healthcare, The Coca-Cola Company, Wellstar Health System

7. University of West Georgia: Gwinnett County Public Schools, Wellstar Health System, Fulton County Schools, Tanner Health System, Cobb County School District

8. University of North Georgia: Northeast Georgia Health System, Forsyth County Schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools, The University of Georgia, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

9. Mercer University: Emory Healthcare, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Piedmont Healthcare, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fulton County Schools

10. Valdosta State University: Gwinnett County Public Schools, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta City Schools, Fulton County Schools, The University of Georgia

Workforce Analysis for Louisiana

Top Industries by Volume

1. HEALTHCARE

2. EDUCATION

3. NATURAL RESOURCES

4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5. HOSPITALITY

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in Louisiana

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in Louisiana. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. Louisiana State University: Ochsner Health, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Tulane University, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shell

2. University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Lafayette General Health, Halliburton, CGI, LHC Group, Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

3. University of New Orleans: Ochsner Health, Jefferson Parish Public School System, Tulane University, LSU Health Sciences Center, Delgado Community College

4. Southeastern Louisiana University: North Oaks Health System, Ochsner Health, St. Tammany Parish Public School System, Tangipahoa Parish School System, Louisiana Association of Student Nurses

5. Tulane University: Ochsner Health, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shell, Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane Medical Center

6. Louisiana Tech University: Willis-Knighton Health System, LSU Health Sciences Center, Cleco, GDIT, Bossier Parish Community College

7. Nicholls State University: Terrebonne General Medical Center, Ochsner Health, Thibodaux Regional Health System, Terrebonne Parish Schools, Chevron

8. Northwestern State University: Willis-Knighton Health System, Christus Health, LSU Health Sciences Center, Rapides Parish School Board, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

9. Mcneese State University: Calcasieu Parish School Board, Citgo Petroleum, Christus Health, Phillips 66, Golden Nugget Lake Charles

10. Delgado Community College: Ochsner Health, East Jefferson General Hospital, LCMC Health, West Jefferson Medical Center, Jefferson Parish Public School System

Workforce Analysis for Mississippi

Top Industries by Volume

1. EDUCATION

2. HEALTHCARE

3. HOSPITALITY

4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5. FINANCE

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in Mississippi

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in Mississippi. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. The University of Southern Mississippi: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic, Pascagoula-Gautier School District, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

2. Mississippi State University: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, BancorpSouth, Trustmark Bank, Renasant Bank, The University of Southern Mississippi

3. University of Mississippi: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, BancorpSouth, Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Renasant Bank, Oxford School District

4. Jackson State University: Jackson Public Schools, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Hinds Community College, Conduent, Hinds Behavioral Health Services

5. Hinds Community College: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic Hospital, Trustmark Bank, Jackson State University, Jackson Public Schools

6. Mississippi College: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Public Schools, Hinds Community College, Trustmark Bank, Clinton Public School District

7. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Keesler Federal Credit Union, The University of Southern Mississippi, Pascagoula-Gautier School District

8. Delta State University: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Greenville Public Schools, Cleveland School District, Baxter International Inc., Hinds Community College

9. University of Mississippi Medical Center: The University of Mississippi Medical Center, St. Dominic Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, North Mississippi Health Services, Forrest General Hospital

10. Belhaven University: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Public Schools, Trustmark Bank, Jackson State University, St. Dominic Hospital

Workforce Analysis for South Carolina

Top Industries by Volume

1. EDUCATION

2. HEALTHCARE

3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4. FINANCE

5. HOSPITALITY

Institutions Supplying Top Industries in South Carolina

Institutions are sorted by volume of alumni employed in South Carolina. Each university also includes the top employers of these industries.

1. University of South Carolina: Greenville Health System, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Education, Palmetto Health, Lexington Medical Center

2. Clemson University: Greenville Health System, Greenville County Schools, Medical University of South Carolina, AnMed Health, Blackbaud

3. College of Charleston: Medical University of South Carolina, James Island Charter High School, Blackbaud, Benefitfocus, Berkeley County School District

4. Trident Technical College: Medical University of South Carolina, Roper St. Francis, James Island Charter High School, SAIC, Blackbaud

5. Greenville Technical College: Greenville Health System, Bon Secours Health System, Greenville County Schools, AnMed Health, Clemson University

6. Winthrop University: Rock Hill School District, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Greenville County Schools, Greenville Health System

7. Medical University of South Carolina: Medical University of South Carolina, Greenville Health System, Roper St. Francis, CVS Health, Lexington Medical Center

8. Midlands Technical College: Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health, Greenville Health System, South Carolina Department of Education, University of South Carolina

9. Coastal Carolina University: South Carolina Department of Education, Conway Medical Center, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, HCA Healthcare, Medical University of South Carolina

10. USC Upstate: Greenville Health System, Greenville County Schools, American Credit Acceptance, Bon Secours Health System, TD Bank

How did we develop this workforce analysis?

To understand how we developed this workforce analysis you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education, workforce and graduate outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 130 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion data points.

To discover the colleges and universities making the greatest impact in any given category, we leverage our technology to explore the desired set of variables to return a list of top schools in seconds. For this analysis, we used education and employment filters to identify which institutions supply the workforce to the largest industries in the southern states they reside. We then analyzed graduate outcomes for each institution to find top employers within those industries.

  • States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
  • Industries: Top five results by volume for each state, including Information Technology, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Hospitality, Defense & Space and Natural Resources
  • Education (Schools): Top ten results by volume within top five industries for each state
  • Employers: Top five results by volume for each school

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