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Bachelor’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

10,672 Yearly Graduations
$34,400 Median Salary
$22,752 Median Debt
There are 253 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 34% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 12.8% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2019-2020, 10,672 bachelor's degrees were awarded to hospitality majors. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,672
Associate Degree 2,636
Basic Certificate 2,520
Master’s Degree 915
Undergraduate Certificate 871
Graduate Certificate 162
Doctor’s Degree 54

Earnings of Hospitality Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in hospitality is $34,400. 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 $30,625 and the high is $38,625.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in hospitality is $22,752. 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, $25,578 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,500.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $236.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in hospitality. About 69.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,280
Women 7,392

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 839
Black or African American 734
Hispanic or Latino 1,626
White 5,526
International Students 1,369
Other Races/Ethnicities 578

There are 253 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 6,812
Hotel/Motel Administration 1,387
Tourism/Travel Services Management 664
Meeting & Event Planning 580
Restaurant/Food Services Management 490

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 169,868
Accounting 52,477
Finance & Financial Management 48,043
Marketing 45,007
Business & Commerce 24,866


*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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