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Graduate Certificates in Hospitality Management

162 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in hospitality. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 28% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.2% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 162 students earned their graduate certificate in hospitality. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 Graduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for hospitality majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in hospitality. About 70.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 48
Women 114

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 95
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

There are 15 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 15 below:

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Meeting & Event Planning 78
General Hospitality Management 53
Restaurant/Food Services Management 28
Tourism/Travel Services Management 2
Other Hospitality Management 1

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897


*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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