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2021 Best Value Colleges for Hospitality Management

111 Colleges
11,515 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,210 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Hospitality Management School for You

Best Value Colleges for Hospitality ManagementHospitality Management is the #43 most popular major in the country with 11,515 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Hospitality Management ranking looked at 111 colleges that offer a bachelor's in hospitality. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those hospitality schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

More Ways to Rank Hospitality Management Schools

The hospitality school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Hospitality Schools.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Hospitality Management Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Hospitality Management Colleges for the Money.

Top 15% Best Value Hospitality Management Schools

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Texas Tech also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Texas Tech to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,296. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is about $105,298. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, hospitality majors at Texas Tech accumulate an average of around $23,340 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida State University. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, Florida State also did well on our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Florida State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,233. This means that the average student pays around $115,196 to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Florida State take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,603. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $218.

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college with a large student population.

At North Dakota State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,224. This means that the average student pays around $96,145 to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at North Dakota State University take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,374. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Iowa State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value hospitality management schools. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the city of Ames. In addition to its great value ranking, Iowa State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management list.

At Iowa State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,749. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State be around $118,231. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, hospitality graduates from Iowa State carry an average student debtload of $22,609. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston. U of H also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management rankings.

It takes the average student at U of H about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H be around $116,503. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Hospitality majors at U of H take out an average of $21,672 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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University of Central Florida earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCF also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UCF to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,064. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCF is about $120,976. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Hospitality majors at UCF take out an average of $18,393 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $182, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Our rankings recognize Purdue University - Main Campus as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. In addition to being on our best value list, Purdue has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management ranking.

The average student at Purdue graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,495. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Purdue is $124,238. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, hospitality graduates from Purdue take out $19,506 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $208.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida International University. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, FIU is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Hospitality Management list.

The average student at FIU graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,777. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from FIU is $124,513. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at FIU take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,027. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $188.

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Grand Valley State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value hospitality management schools. GVSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Allendale.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,233 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from GVSU is $105,245. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at GVSU take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,640. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $237.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Menomonie, UW - Stout is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UW - Stout to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,392. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW - Stout is $99,045. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, hospitality majors at UW - Stout accumulate an average of around $21,939 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $244.

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The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Appalachian State University. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes the average student at Appalachian State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,137. This means that the average student pays around $95,410 to get a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, hospitality graduates from Appalachian State take out $22,831 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Niagara University

Niagara University, NY

Our rankings recognize Niagara University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Niagara is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Niagara University.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Niagara to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,945. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Niagara is $119,832. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, hospitality majors at Niagara accumulate an average of around $21,896 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $225, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University landed the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value hospitality management schools. WCU is a large public school located in the distant town of Cullowhee.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WCU is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $15,387. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from WCU be around $67,549. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Hospitality majors at WCU take out an average of $22,051 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $242, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Charlotte, JWU Charlotte is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at JWU Charlotte to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,102. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the JWU Charlotte is $128,762. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Hospitality majors at JWU Charlotte take out an average of $24,635 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $263, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY

The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Delhi. SUNY Delhi is a small public school located in the town of Delhi.

At SUNY Delhi, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,256. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Delhi is $85,112. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, hospitality graduates from SUNY Delhi carry an average student debtload of $20,820. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $198.

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#16

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. Monroe College is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

It takes the average student at Monroe College about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,343. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College is $75,940. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Hospitality majors at Monroe College take out an average of $25,436 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $260, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
17 Washington State University Pullman, WA
18 Johnson & Wales University - North Miami North Miami, FL
19 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
20 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
21 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
22 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI

Hospitality Management by Region

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New England
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Far Western US
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Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Hospitality Management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Hospitality

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818

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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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