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Undergraduate Certificates in Hospitality Management

852 Yearly Graduations
$18,505 Median Salary
$16,500 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 55% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 6.9% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2020-2021, 852 undergraduate certificates were awarded to hospitality majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in hospitality at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,396
Basic Certificate 2,561
Associate Degree 2,539
Master’s Degree 1,032
Undergraduate Certificate 852
Graduate Certificate 275
Doctor’s Degree 34

Earnings of Hospitality Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in hospitality is $18,505. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $16,932 and the high is $27,272.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in hospitality is $16,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $17,479 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,641.


The median monthly payment of a hospitality graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $344.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in hospitality. About 73.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 228
Women 624

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 72
Black or African American 154
Hispanic or Latino 203
White 309
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 307
Hotel/Motel Administration 149
Restaurant/Food Services Management 125
Tourism/Travel Services Management 118
Other Hospitality Management 101

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,845
Accounting 4,263
Business Support & Assistance 4,211
Business & Commerce 1,440
Marketing 516


*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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