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Undergraduate Certificates in Hospitality Management

871 Yearly Graduations
$20,700 Median Salary
$11,914 Median Debt
There are 178 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 54% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.5% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2019-2020, 871 undergraduate certificates were awarded to hospitality majors. This makes it the 5th most popular undergraduate certificate 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 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in hospitality is $20,700. 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 $17,800 and the high is $23,350.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in hospitality is $11,914. 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, $16,524 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,216.


The median monthly payment of a hospitality graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $124.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in hospitality. About 69.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 265
Women 606

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 174
Hispanic or Latino 195
White 299
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 57

There are 178 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 324
Hotel/Motel Administration 166
Restaurant/Food Services Management 126
Other Hospitality Management 101
Tourism/Travel Services Management 90

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,565
Accounting 4,579
Business & Commerce 1,693
Marketing 574
Entrepreneurial Studies 495


*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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