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Associate’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

2,905 Yearly Graduations
$23,000 Median Salary
$16,000 Median Debt
An associate's degree in hospitality is offered at 343 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 45% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 8.2% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,905 students earned their associate's degree in hospitality. This makes it the 5th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in hospitality at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,515
Associate’s Degree 2,905
Basic Certificate 2,536
Undergraduate Certificate 1,014
Master’s Degree 896
Graduate Certificate 131
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Hospitality Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in hospitality is $23,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $21,400 and the high is $27,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in hospitality is $16,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,893 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,618.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $166.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in hospitality. About 70.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 861
Women 2,044
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Hospitality

The racial-ethnic distribution of hospitality associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 256
Black or African American 442
Hispanic or Latino 469
White 1,255
International Students 238
Other Races/Ethnicities 245
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hospitality Associate's Degree Students

There are 343 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
162 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for hospitality students seekingan associate's degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from Ivy Tech Community College. About 77% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

110 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New York City College of Technology. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from City Tech. Of these students, 70% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Pioneer Pacific College

Wilsonville, Oregon
97 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pioneer Pacific College. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 associate's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Pioneer Pacific College. About 54% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
97 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kapiolani Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The hospitality program at Kapiolani Community College awarded 97 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#5

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
94 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 33,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from CSN. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#5

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
94 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. The hospitality program at Valencia College awarded 94 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
70 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is LaGuardia Community College. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from LaGuardia. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
60 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Texas College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 associate's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Central Texas College. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#9

Long Island Business Institute

Flushing, New York
42 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Long Island Business Institute. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 associate's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at LIBI. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#10

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
40 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Highline College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from Highline. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Roughly 28,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from Columbus State. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#12

Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York
34 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kingsborough Community College. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from KCC. About 68% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

32 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from Austin Community College District. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Schenectady County Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The hospitality program at SUNY Schenectady County Community College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#15

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
29 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Mountain College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. The hospitality program at Colorado Mountain College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bunker Hill Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The hospitality program at Bunker Hill Community College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
28 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 23,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from COD. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#18

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
26 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 31,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their associate's degree in hospitality from Palm Beach State College. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#18

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
26 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Monroe Community College. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Monroe Community College. Of these students, 54% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Monroe College. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 associate's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Monroe College. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 1,484
Hotel/Motel Administration 521
Tourism/Travel Services Management 257
Restaurant/Food Services Management 231
Other Hospitality Management 216

Below are some popular majors that are similar to hospitality that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,528
Business & Commerce 17,723
Accounting 12,300
Business Support & Assistance 4,111
Specialized Sales 1,565

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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