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2021 Best Colleges for Hospitality Management in Florida

Hospitality Management is a popular major and Florida is the 1st most popular state for students studying this major. 2,652 of the 15,353 Hospitality Management diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Florida. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Hospitality Management in Florida ranking analyzed 9 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for Hospitality Management students in Florida.

Choosing a Great Hospitality Management School

Best Colleges for Hospitality Management in Florida The hospitality program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality hospitality program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A hospitality management degree from colleges on this list typically results in above average wages after graduation. A hospitality management bachelors degree from a college in Florida helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $32,950 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Hospitality Management students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other hospitality management students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized hospitality management related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Hospitality Management students in Florida.

Best Schools to Study Hospitality Management in Florida

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Best Hospitality Colleges in Florida

University of Central Florida is a great choice for individuals interested in a Hospitality Management degree. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

Soon after graduation, hospitality students typically make about $31,000 in the first five years of their career.

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It's hard to beat Florida International University if you wish to pursue hospitality management as a major. Located in the large suburb Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from this program report average early career income of $35,000.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is one of the best schools in the country for hospitality management. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

Hospitality Management majors from Florida State University receive an earnings boost of around $4,456 above the typical income of hospitality management graduates.

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University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee is a wonderful decision for students interested in a Hospitality Management degree. Located in the suburb Sarasota, University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee is a public college with a small student population.

Students who complete this program report average early career wages of $28,500.

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JWU North Miami is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of North Miami.

Graduates of the hospitality program make about $34,600 in the first couple years of working.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Located in the city Boca Raton, FAU is a public school with a very large student population.

Soon after graduating, hospitality students usually make about $35,100 in the first five years of their career.

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Located in the large suburb Fort Myers, FGCU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Soon after graduating, hospitality students typically make about $33,000 at the beginning of their careers.

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

St. Leo University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Saint Leo.

Saint Leo University hospitality management graduates earn $2,156 more than the typical hospitality graduate.

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University of West Florida is a fairly large public school located in the city of Pensacola.

After graduating, hospitality students usually make about $30,300 in their early careers.

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Best Hospitality Management Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Hospitality Management Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 134
North Carolina 274 340
Virginia 268 400
Tennessee 257 88
South Carolina 239 351
Kentucky 238 111
Alabama 230 191
Mississippi 228 125
Arkansas 226 37
Louisiana 225 103
West Virginia 205 84

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 29,554
Accounting 6,275
Finance & Financial Management 3,988
Marketing 3,376
Entrepreneurial Studies 2,299

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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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