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2022 Best Value Hospitality Management Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

442 Colleges
$7,136 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$33,271 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Hospitality Management School for You

In 2019-2020, 17,830 people earned a degree or certificate in hospitality management, making the major the #11 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which business program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 442 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for hospitality students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Hospitality Management Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for hospitality majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Hospitality Management

#1

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
$4,079 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found Delgado Community College to be the best value school for hospitality management students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Delgado Community College is a large public school located in the large city of New Orleans.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Delgado Community College are $4,079 per year. Hospitality majors at Delgado Community College take out an average of $24,375 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $253.

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$6,668 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Madison Area Technical College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Hospitality Management Schools list. Madison College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Madison College are $6,668 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Madison College also is in the top 15% of our Best Hospitality Management Schools ranking.

Full Hospitality Management at Madison Area Technical College Report

#3

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN
$5,679 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Normandale Community College is a great value for hospitality management students. Located in the small city of Bloomington, Normandale Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Normandale Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,679 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Normandale Community College also did well on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

Full Hospitality Management at Normandale Community College Report

$4,512 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Western Iowa Tech Community College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Hospitality Management Schools list. Located in the city of Sioux City, Western Iowa Tech Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Western Iowa Tech Community College are $4,512 a year.

Read full report on Hospitality Management at Western Iowa Tech Community College

#5

Highline College

Des Moines, WA
$4,691 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at Highline College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best hospitality management schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Des Moines, Highline is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Highline are $4,691 per year.

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Kapiolani Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for hospitality management students. It came in at #6 on the list. Kapiolani CC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Honolulu.

Kapiolani CC undergraduate students pay an average of $8,420 in tuition and fees each year. Hospitality majors at Kapiolani CC take out an average of $13,000 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $135.

In addition to its great value ranking, Kapiolani CC is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list.

Full Hospitality Management at Kapiolani Community College Report

$5,941 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #7, Dakota County Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for hospitality management students. DCTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Rosemount.

DCTC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,941 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, DCTC also is in the top 20% of our Best Hospitality Management Schools ranking.

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#8

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
$6,584 Average Tuition & Fees

Western Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for hospitality management students. It came in at #8 on the list. Western Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Western Technical College are $6,584 per year.

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$5,462 Average Tuition & Fees

Athens Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Athens, Athens Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Athens Technical College are $5,462 a year.

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$7,360 Average Tuition & Fees

American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for hospitality management students. It came in at #10 on the list. American Military University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at American Military University are $7,360 per year.

American Military University also claimed a spot on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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$6,705 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #11, Gateway Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for hospitality management students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Kenosha, Gateway Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Gateway Technical College are $6,705 a year.

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$6,761 Average Tuition & Fees

Fox Valley Technical College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at FVTC are $6,761 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, FVTC also is in the top 15% of our Best Hospitality Management Schools ranking.

Full Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College Report

#13

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME
$6,760 Average Tuition & Fees

Southern Maine Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for hospitality management students. It came in at #13 on the list. SMCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of South Portland.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at SMCC are $6,760 a year.

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$7,416 Average Tuition & Fees

Middlesex County College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Middlesex County College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Edison.

Middlesex County College undergraduate students pay an average of $7,416 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Middlesex County College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list.

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#15

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
$8,098 Average Tuition & Fees

LaGuardia Community College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Long Island City, LaGuardia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at LaGuardia are $8,098 per year.

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Albany Technical College landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value hospitality management programs. Albany Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of Albany.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Albany Technical College are $5,396 a year. The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Albany Technical College take out is $16,313. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $169, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Hospitality Management at Albany Technical College Report

#17

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
$6,191 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #17, Lakeshore Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for hospitality management students. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

LTC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,191 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, LTC is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list.

Read full report on Hospitality Management at Lakeshore Technical College

#18

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
$7,851 Average Tuition & Fees

Bellevue University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for hospitality management students. It came in at #18 on the list. Bellevue University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bellevue.

Bellevue University undergraduate students pay an average of $7,851 in tuition and fees each year.

Bellevue University also claimed a spot on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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$5,014 Average Tuition & Fees

Collin County Community College District came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 a year.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Cincinnati State undergraduate students pay an average of $9,090 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Cincinnati State take out is $14,385. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $149, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Cincinnati State also claimed a spot on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Read full report on Hospitality Management at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

$6,508 Average Tuition & Fees

Waukesha County Technical College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. WCTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Pewaukee.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WCTC are $6,508 a year.

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$25,440 Average Tuition & Fees

Southwest Baptist University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Southwest Baptist University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Bolivar.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Southwest Baptist University are $25,440 a year.

Full Hospitality Management at Southwest Baptist University Report

$5,484 Average Tuition & Fees

Atlanta Technical College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Hospitality Management Schools list. Located in the city of Atlanta, Atlanta Area Tech is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Atlanta Area Tech are $5,484 a year.

Full Hospitality Management at Atlanta Technical College Report

#24

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
$5,636 Average Tuition & Fees

Gwinnett Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. GTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville.

GTC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,636 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at GTC take out is $11,585. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $120, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Hospitality Management at Gwinnett Technical College Report

#25

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, GA
$6,666 Average Tuition & Fees

Lanier Technical College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Lanier Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Oakwood.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Lanier Technical College are $6,666 a year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Lanier Technical College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Hospitality Management Schools list.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Hospitality Management Schools

#26

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, MI
#28

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL
#30

Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, NY
#33

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
#35

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
#37

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS
#38

Grayson College

Denison, TX
#40

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA
#43

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#44

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Value Hospitality Management Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 442 different United States hospitality management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
52 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
53 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
54 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
55 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
56 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM
57 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
58 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
59 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
60 Wor-Wic Community College Salisbury, MD
61 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
62 Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO
63 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
64 University of Puerto Rico - Carolina Carolina, PR
65 Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan, WY
66 Arkansas State University - Beebe Beebe, AR

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Hospitality Management students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Hospitality Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
67 Cypress College Cypress, CA
68 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
68 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
70 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
70 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
70 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
73 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
74 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
74 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
76 Adirondack Community College Queensbury, NY
76 Nunez Community College Chalmette, LA
78 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
79 University of Hawaii Maui College Kahului, HI
79 York County Community College Wells, ME
81 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD
82 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
83 Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI
84 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
85 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
86 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
87 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
87 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA

Hospitality Management by Region

View the Best Value Hospitality Management Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Hospitality Management is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Hospitality Administration/Management 10,363
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2,657
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1,311
Restaurant/Food Services Management 1,031
Meeting and Event Planning 977
Other Hospitality Administration/Management 779
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 391
Resort Management 298
Casino Management 18
Brewery/Brewpub Operations/Management 5

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Bblackpsu.

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