Hospitality Management

2022 Best Hospitality Management Schools

416 Colleges in the United States
14,277 Hospitality Degrees Awarded
$33,271 Avg Early-Career Salary
Hospitality Management is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #61 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 416 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for hospitality management students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 14,277 degrees in hospitality management during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Hospitality Management School

Best Hospitality Management Schools Your choice of hospitality management school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Hospitality Management School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Hospitality Management Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Hospitality Management Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Hospitality Management in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the hospitality degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Hospitality

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
248 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in hospitality management needs to look into Cornell University. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 248 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from Cornell University earn $22,429 more than the typical hospitality grad.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In DC

Georgetown University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in hospitality management. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 9 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Boston University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
109 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Boston University is a good decision for students pursuing a degree in hospitality management. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #67 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 109 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the hospitality management program at Boston University earn $11,529 more than the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#4

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
96 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat New York University if you wish to pursue a degree in hospitality management. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #53 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 96 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from New York University earn $19,029 more than the standard hospitality grad.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
85 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Honolulu, Kapiolani CC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 2nd out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of Hawaii.

There were about 85 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Kapiolani CC in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, hospitality degree recipients typically earn an average of $24,700 in their early careers.

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#6

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
228 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. This university ranks 4th out of 67 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 228 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from Michigan State University receive an earnings boost of around $7,429 above the average income of hospitality management majors.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
58 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 58 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
179 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 179 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In NJ

Located in the suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #90 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Stevens is a great school overall.

There were approximately 7 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Stevens in the most recent data year.

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#10

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
92 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 92 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of Delaware receive an earnings boost of about $13,829 over the average earnings of hospitality management majors.

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#11

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

LaGuardia is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Long Island City. This college ranks 39th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 69 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at LaGuardia in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the hospitality program report average early career earnings of $33,700.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
145 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were about 145 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
147 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 147 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
119 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

UMass Amherst is a very large public university located in the suburb of Amherst. This university ranks 17th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 119 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent data year. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of Massachusetts Amherst receive an earnings boost of around $9,929 above the average income of hospitality management majors.

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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
60 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 60 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from George Washington University earn $14,729 more than the typical hospitality graduate.

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#16

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
231 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Florida State is a very large public university located in the city of Tallahassee. This university ranks 6th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 231 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from Florida State University earn a boost of around $4,629 over the typical earnings of hospitality management majors.

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#17

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
103 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Valencia College is a very large public college located in the city of Orlando. This college ranks 5th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 103 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the hospitality program earn around $28,800 in their early career salary.

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#18

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
14th Most Popular In CA

Mt. SAC is a very large public college located in the suburb of Walnut. This college ranks 77th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 30 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Mt. SAC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#19

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

USFCA is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of San Francisco. This university ranks 40th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 29 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at USFCA in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of San Francisco get an earnings boost of approximately $13,029 over the average income of hospitality management majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
566 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Las Vegas, UNLV is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 11 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nevada.

There were approximately 566 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UNLV in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of Nevada - Las Vegas get an earnings boost of approximately $21,279 above the average income of hospitality management majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
145 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Iowa State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Ames. This university ranks 2nd out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 145 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the hospitality program state that they receive average early career earnings of $35,200.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
31 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

UNH is a fairly large public university located in the small suburb of Durham. This university ranks 4th out of 18 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Hampshire.

There were roughly 31 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UNH in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the hospitality management program at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus make $7,029 above the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA

BHCC is a moderately-sized public college located in the large city of Boston. This college ranks 30th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 25 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at BHCC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in hospitality management from Bunker Hill Community College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
191 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

The Culinary Institute of America is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hyde Park.

There were approximately 191 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at The Culinary Institute of America in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the hospitality management program at Culinary Institute of America earn $3,829 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#25

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
41st Most Popular In NY

Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #122 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Syracuse is a great university overall.

There were about 1 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Syracuse in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Hospitality Management Schools

#25

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#29

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

#32

University of Houston

Houston, TX

#33

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD
#34

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#35

University of Denver

Denver, CO
#37

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV
#38

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, CO

#43

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#46

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA
#47

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
#48

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA
#49

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Hospitality Management Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 416 different United States hospitality management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
51 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
52 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
53 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
54 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
55 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
56 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
57 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
58 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
59 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
60 Cypress College Cypress, CA
61 Bradley University Peoria, IL
62 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
63 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
64 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
65 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
66 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
67 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
68 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
69 Lasell University Newton, MA
70 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
71 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
72 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
73 University of North Texas Denton, TX
74 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
75 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
76 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
77 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
78 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
79 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
80 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
81 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
82 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
83 Kauai Community College Lihue, HI

Hospitality Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Hospitality Management is one of 21 different types of Business, Management & Marketing programs to choose from.

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Hospitality Administration/Management 8,963
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1,933
Tourism and Travel Services Management 966
Meeting and Event Planning 665
Other Hospitality Administration/Management 646
Restaurant/Food Services Management 637
Resort Management 271
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 184
Casino Management 12

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 354,109
Accounting 83,158
Finance & Financial Management 53,739
General Business/Commerce 51,047
Marketing 49,747
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 33,254
Human Resource Management 21,798
Management Information Systems 13,071
International Business 9,016
Business/Managerial Economics 6,060

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Bblackpsu. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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