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Hospitality Management at George Washington University

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Hospitality Management at George Washington University

What traits are you looking for in a hospitality school? To help you decide if George Washington University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's hospitality program.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 25 hospitality majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Hospitality Management section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Hospitality Management Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality
  • Master’s Degree in Hospitality

Online Classes Are Available at GWU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

GWU does offer online education options in hospitality for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

GWU Hospitality Management Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks hospitality programs across the country. The following shows how GWU performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The hospitality major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Hospitality Management. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Hospitality Management Graduate Certificate Schools 3

In 2021, 39 students received their master’s degree in hospitality from GWU. This makes it the #7 most popular school for hospitality master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Hospitality Graduates from GWU Make?

The median salary of hospitality students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $52,591. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 45% higher than the national average of $36,364 for all hospitality bachelor's degree recipients.


Hospitality Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the hospitality majors at George Washington University.

GWU Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Program

48% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 52% of hospitality bachelor's degrees went to men and 48% went to women. The typical hospitality bachelor's degree program is made up of only 30% men. So male students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 22% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its hospitality bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in hospitality.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 12
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

GWU Hospitality Management Master’s Program

77% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 39 students earned a master's degree in hospitality from GWU. About 77% of these graduates were women and the other 23% were men.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in hospitality.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 13
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

GWU also has a doctoral program available in hospitality. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Hospitality Grads May Go Into

A degree in hospitality can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 2,510 $67,970
Food Service Managers 1,600 $70,980
Business Professors 640 $115,320
Lodging Managers 150 $119,460


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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