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Hospitality Management at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Hospitality Management at Rochester Institute of Technology

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

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and has a total student population of 16,158. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 10 students received a bachelor's degree in hospitality from RIT.

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.

RIT Hospitality Management Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at RIT

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, RIT does offer online courses in hospitality for the following degree levels:

RIT Hospitality Management Rankings

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

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The hospitality major at RIT 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
Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools 76
Best Hospitality Management Schools 124

In 2021, 5 students received their master’s degree in hospitality from RIT. This makes it the #37 most popular school for hospitality master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Hospitality Graduates from RIT Make?

The median salary of hospitality students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $38,310. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 5% higher than the national average of $36,364 for all hospitality bachelor's degree recipients.


Hospitality Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the hospitality majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Program

70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from RIT in 2020-2021, 30% were men and 70% were women.


About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in hospitality at RIT are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in hospitality.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RIT Hospitality Management Master’s Program

80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 5 hospitality majors earned their master's degree from RIT. Of these graduates, 20% were men and 80% were women.


In the hospitality master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 40% of degree recipients. That is 2% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a master's in hospitality.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

RIT 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 NY, the home state for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 10,340 $67,990
Business Professors 8,910 $110,500
Food Service Managers 8,850 $77,760
Lodging Managers 780 $86,200


*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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