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Basic Certificates in Hospitality Management

2,561 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 41% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.4% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 2,561 students earned their basic certificate in hospitality. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in hospitality at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,396
Basic Certificate 2,561
Associate Degree 2,539
Master’s Degree 1,032
Undergraduate Certificate 852
Graduate Certificate 275
Doctor’s Degree 34

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 70.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 764
Women 1,797

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 72
Black or African American 504
Hispanic or Latino 365
White 1,299
International Students 113
Other Races/Ethnicities 208

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 1,168
Hotel/Motel Administration 486
Tourism/Travel Services Management 263
Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Management 255
Meeting & Event Planning 224

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 40,893
Accounting 13,126
Business Support & Assistance 11,065
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,576
Human Resource Management 3,373


*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.

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