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2023 Best Hospitality Management Schools

353 Colleges in the United States
17,689 Hospitality Degrees Awarded
$35,874 Avg Early-Career Salary
Hospitality Management is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #66 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 353 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Hospitality Management Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 17,689 degrees in hospitality management during the 2020-2021 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
277 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in hospitality management needs to check out Cornell University. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 277 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the hospitality management major at Cornell University earn $27,295 above the average college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#2

New York University

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

It is hard to beat New York University if you want 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 Colleges rank of #30 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 88 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from New York University earn a boost of approximately $20,607 over the typical earnings of hospitality management majors.

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#3

Boston University

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

Boston University is a wonderful option 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 Colleges rank of #41 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were roughly 112 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from Boston University get an earnings boost of about $10,202 over the typical earnings of hospitality management majors.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
75 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

University of Delaware is a great decision for students interested in a degree in hospitality management. Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 5 colleges for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were approximately 75 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from University of Delaware earn $9,223 more than the standard hospitality student.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 68 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from George Washington University receive $17,802 more than the average hospitality student.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
176 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Honolulu, Kapiolani CC is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 5th out of 12 schools for overall quality in the state of Hawaii.

There were about 176 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Kapiolani CC in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, hospitality degree recipients generally earn around $37,079 at the beginning of their careers.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
53 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Colleges rank of #48 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 53 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the hospitality management program at Virginia Tech get $11,440 more than the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
318 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the city of College Station. A Best Colleges rank of #55 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were about 318 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the hospitality program state that they receive average early career income of $33,178.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
137 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #47 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 137 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the hospitality management degree program at Purdue University - Main Campus make $5,399 more than the typical college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
645 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 1st out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nevada.

There were roughly 645 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UNLV in the most recent data year. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of Nevada - Las Vegas receive an earnings boost of around $21,964 over the typical income of hospitality management graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
47 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 47 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from University of Southern California earn $71,745 more than the standard hospitality graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
108 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Iowa State is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Ames. A Best Colleges rank of #89 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 108 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the hospitality program earn an average of $37,025 in the first couple years of working.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
884 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 884 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UCF in the most recent year we have data available. Hospitality Management degree recipients from University of Central Florida earn a boost of around $4,378 over the average income of hospitality management majors.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Madison College is a fairly large public college located in the city of Madison. This college ranks 14th out of 46 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 34 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Madison College in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the hospitality program make around $35,045 in the first couple years of their career.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
201 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Columbia, UofSC is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were about 201 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the hospitality program report average early career earnings of $33,639.

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#16

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
101 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Temple is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Philadelphia. This university ranks 13th out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 101 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Temple in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the hospitality management major at Temple University get $5,598 above the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#17

Michigan State University

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

Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. A Best Colleges rank of #88 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 177 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year. Hospitality Management degree recipients from Michigan State University receive an earnings boost of around $9,176 over the average earnings of hospitality management majors.

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#18

Valencia College

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

Valencia College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Orlando. This college ranks 13th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 412 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Valencia College in the most recent data year. After graduating, hospitality degree recipients generally make around $28,819 in the first five years of their career.

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#19

Florida State University

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

Florida State is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. This university ranks 3rd out of 77 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 229 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the hospitality program make about $36,876 in the first couple years of working.

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#20

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 10 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from Georgetown University make $16,998 more than the standard hospitality student.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
776 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 77 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 776 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at FIU in the most recent data year. Those hospitality management students who get their degree from Florida International University make $7,466 more than the standard hospitality graduate.

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#22

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Las Vegas, CSN is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 3rd out of 10 schools for overall quality in the state of Nevada.

There were roughly 76 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at CSN in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the hospitality program state that they receive average early career earnings of $30,681.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
283 Hospitality Degrees Awarded

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

There were about 283 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at The Culinary Institute of America in the most recent data year. Hospitality Management degree recipients from Culinary Institute of America get an earnings boost of about $4,012 over the average earnings of hospitality management majors.

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#24

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In GA

UGA is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Athens. A Best Colleges rank of #79 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 hospitality management students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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#25

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type

USFCA is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of San Francisco. This university ranks 20th out of 170 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 25 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 receive an earnings boost of about $12,775 above the typical earnings of hospitality management majors.

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Rest of the Top Best Hospitality Management Schools

#25

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#28

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#29

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#30

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

#32

University of Houston

Houston, TX

#34

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
#38

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#39

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

#41

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

#42

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
#48

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best Hospitality Management Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 353 different United States hospitality management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO
51 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
52 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
53 Auburn University Auburn, AL
54 University of Denver Denver, CO
55 Brigham Young University - Hawaii Laie, HI
56 DePaul University Chicago, IL
57 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
58 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
59 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
60 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
61 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
62 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
63 Widener University Chester, PA
64 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
65 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
66 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
67 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
68 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
69 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
70 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Hospitality Management by Region

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Region
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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 10,606
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2,368
Tourism and Travel Services Management 1,303
Meeting and Event Planning 989
Restaurant/Food Services Management 944
Other Hospitality Administration/Management 772
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management 474
Resort Management 214
Casino Management 18
Brewery/Brewpub Operations/Management 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 416,590
Accounting 99,265
Finance & Financial Management 57,778
General Business/Commerce 56,042
Marketing 52,916
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 43,382
Human Resource Management 28,787
Business Support & Assistant Services 19,119
Management Information Systems 13,680
Entrepreneurial Studies 11,319

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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).
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