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Basic Certificates in Hospitality Management

2,520 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 200 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in hospitality. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 5.0% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2019-2020, 2,520 earned their basic certificate in hospitality. This earns it the #8 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for hospitality students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in hospitality. About 67.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 819
Women 1,701

The racial-ethnic distribution of hospitality basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 99
Black or African American 521
Hispanic or Latino 338
White 1,247
International Students 125
Other Races/Ethnicities 190

There are 200 colleges that offer a basic certificate in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 1,023
Hotel/Motel Administration 558
Tourism/Travel Services Management 253
Restaurant/Food Services Management 240
Meeting & Event Planning 216

Below are some popular majors that are similar to hospitality that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125


*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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