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Bachelor’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

11,515 Yearly Graduations
$34,400 Median Salary
$22,752 Median Debt
There are 253 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in hospitality. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.1% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2018-2019, 11,515 earned their bachelor's degree in hospitality. 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 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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in hospitality is $34,400. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

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.

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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.

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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 70.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,410
Women 8,105
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Hospitality

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 848
Black or African American 775
Hispanic or Latino 1,797
White 6,090
International Students 1,388
Other Races/Ethnicities 617
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hospitality Bachelor's Degree Students

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

#1

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
828 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 69,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 828 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at UCF. Of these students, 75% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

634 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Florida International University. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The hospitality program at Florida International University awarded 634 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
577 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 577 people received their bachelor's degree in hospitality from UNLV. Of these students, 63% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
292 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 24,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Cornell. About 50% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

291 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 291 people received their bachelor's degree in hospitality from Cal Poly Pomona. Of these students, 68% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
265 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The hospitality program at University of Houston awarded 265 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York
231 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Culinary Institute of America. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,153 per year.

The hospitality program at Culinary Institute of America awarded 231 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#8

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
217 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Northern Arizona University. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

The hospitality program at Northern Arizona University awarded 217 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#9

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
215 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Gulf Coast University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,191 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,974 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 215 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at FGCU. About 64% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
202 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 42,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 202 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Florida State. About 71% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
196 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

The hospitality program at Michigan State University awarded 196 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
195 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnson & Wales University - Providence is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,054 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 195 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at JWU Providence. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#13

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
190 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The hospitality program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 190 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#13

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
190 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Penn State University Park. Of these students, 66% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
175 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Washington State University. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Wazzu. Of these students, 71% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, New York
173 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York City College of Technology comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their bachelor's degree in hospitality from City Tech. About 75% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
161 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 161 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at UMass Amherst. About 78% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
140 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Iowa State University. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Iowa State. Of these students, 86% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
135 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Texas A&M College Station. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

131 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 bachelor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at IUPUI. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 7,233
Hotel/Motel Administration 1,577
Tourism/Travel Services Management 728
Restaurant/Food Services Management 635
Meeting & Event Planning 627

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818

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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