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Doctor’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

54 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in hospitality. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 17% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 46.3% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2019-2020, 54 earned their doctor's degree in hospitality. This makes it the 10th most popular doctor'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 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 Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for hospitality majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for hospitality students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in hospitality. About 57.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 23
Women 31

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 16
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

There are 13 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 13 below:

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 34
Hotel/Motel Administration 10
Other Hospitality Management 6
Tourism/Travel Services Management 4

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,466
Human Resource Management 289
Business & Commerce 267
Management Sciences & Methods 119
Other Business & Marketing 67


*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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