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Undergraduate Certificates in Hospitality Management

1,014 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 49% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.4% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,014 students earned their undergraduate certificate in hospitality. 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 11,515
Associate’s Degree 2,905
Basic Certificate 2,536
Undergraduate Certificate 1,014
Master’s Degree 896
Graduate Certificate 131
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Hospitality Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in hospitality is $20,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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.

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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.

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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 72.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 277
Women 737
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Hospitality

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 171
Hispanic or Latino 211
White 384
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 74
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hospitality Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

#1

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
107 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for hospitality majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Valencia College. Of these students, 74% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
91 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#3

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
83 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kapiolani Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Kapiolani CC. Of these students, 76% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Albany Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Albany Technical College. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#5

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
27 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hinds Community College. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Hinds Community College. Of these students, 70% were women and 74% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
26 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Palm Beach State College. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Palm Beach State College. About 73% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 28,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from SPC. About 78% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

23 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from Sinclair Community College. Of these students, 35% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Glendale Community College

Glendale, California
23 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in hospitality. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The hospitality program at Glendale Community College awarded 23 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Texas College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Central Texas College. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#10

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama
20 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson State Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in hospitality. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from Jeff State. About 70% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

19 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cuyahoga Community College District. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from Cuyahoga Community College District. About 68% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Temple University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in hospitality. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Temple. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women

Institute of Beauty Occupations and Technology Course-San Sebastian comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in hospitality. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at IBO & Technology Course. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#15

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chaffey College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The hospitality program at Chaffey College awarded 17 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at Columbus State. About 81% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Broward College. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The hospitality program at Broward College awarded 15 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#17

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Universidad del Este comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in hospitality. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 undergraduate certificates were handed out to hospitality majors at UNE. Of these students, 60% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their undergraduate certificate in hospitality from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Of these students, 57% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Hawaii Maui College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in hospitality. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The hospitality program at University of Hawaii Maui College awarded 13 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 404
Hotel/Motel Administration 181
Restaurant/Food Services Management 169
Other Hospitality Management 96
Tourism/Travel Services Management 89

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 6,490
Accounting 4,885
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Business & Commerce 2,017
Marketing 567

References

*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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