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2021 Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools

92 Colleges
$33,271 Avg Salary
$21,829 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 19,042 people earned a degree or certificate in hospitality management, making the major the #11 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for business students. 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 92 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for hospitality majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Florida International University to be the most popular school for hospitality management students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. FIU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

After completing their degree, hospitality graduates from FIU carry an average student debtload of $33,290. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $376.

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The excellent online programs at Sinclair Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best hospitality management schools in the United States. Located in the city of Dayton, Sinclair Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, hospitality majors at Sinclair Community College accumulate an average of around $10,290 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $106.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northern Arizona University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. NAU is a very large public school located in the small city of Flagstaff.

Hospitality majors at NAU take out an average of $21,166 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $220, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, hospitality graduates from UMass Amherst take out $23,250 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Missouri - Columbia is a great place for hospitality management students pursuing an online degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Mizzou take out is $21,250. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Hospitality majors at Monroe College take out an average of $18,840 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $196, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Albany Technical College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. Albany Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of Albany.

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.

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Missouri State University - Springfield came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Hospitality majors at Missouri State take out an average of $22,187 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

With a ranking of #9, East Carolina University did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students. ECU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Greenville.

On average, hospitality graduates from ECU take out $24,732 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $257, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best hospitality management programs. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

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American Public University System ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Charles Town.

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#12

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY

With a ranking of #12, SUNY Delhi did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students. Located in the town of Delhi, SUNY Delhi is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, hospitality majors at SUNY Delhi accumulate an average of around $19,125 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $198, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

University of Mississippi ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools list. Ole Miss is a very large public school located in the town of University.

On average, hospitality graduates from Ole Miss take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
15 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
16 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
17 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR
17 Central Texas College Killeen, TX

View the Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Schools for a specific region near you.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
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Hospitality Management is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

Hospitality Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Hospitality Administration/Management 10,831
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2,948
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1,473
Restaurant/Food Services Management 1,260
Meeting and Event Planning 1,036
Other Hospitality Administration/Management 787
Resort Management 355
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 339
Casino Management 13

Majors Similar to Hospitality

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

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).
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