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Doctor’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

45 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in hospitality. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 48.9% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2018-2019, 45 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 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 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

The data on debt ranges for hospitality majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in hospitality. About 51.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 23
Women 22
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Hospitality

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hospitality Doctor's Degree Students

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

#1

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for hospitality majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The hospitality program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 10 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 33,300 attend the school each year. 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, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Iowa State. About 44% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Houston. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in hospitality from UH. About 71% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 91,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in hospitality from Penn State University Park.

#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in hospitality from Purdue. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 3 people received their doctor's degree in hospitality from UNLV. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Texas Tech University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Texas Tech.

#8

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Central Florida. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in hospitality from UCF. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,468 per year.

The hospitality program at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations

University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in hospitality. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at UofSC.

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 20
Hotel/Motel Administration 11
Tourism/Travel Services Management 10
Other Hospitality Management 4

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,604
Human Resource Management 317
Business & Commerce 258
Management Sciences & Methods 102
Finance & Financial Management 67

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.

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