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2021 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

197 Colleges
$34,779 Avg Salary
$22,623 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree School for You

Hospitality Management is the #66 most popular major in the country with 19,042 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 197 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for hospitality majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Hospitality

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our 2021 rankings named Cornell University the best school in the United States for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Hospitality majors at Cornell take out an average of $12,388 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $124.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Massachusetts Amherst. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality graduates from UMass Amherst carry an average student debtload of $21,338. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Out of the 197 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Delaware landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at U of Delaware take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,027. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Virginia Tech. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,208. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $260.

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#5

Cleary University

Howell, MI

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Cleary University is a great place for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Howell, Cleary College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#6

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for hospitality management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality majors at Boston U accumulate an average of around $22,025 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #7, New York University did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality graduates from NYU carry an average student debtload of $19,612. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus ranked #8 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Purdue take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,506. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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#9

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree hospitality management programs. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a very large student population.

Hospitality majors at JMU take out an average of $19,795 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

Hospitality majors at Michigan State take out an average of $23,288 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $265.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for hospitality management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality majors at Penn State University Park accumulate an average of around $24,017 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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With a ranking of #12, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

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#13

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

Hospitality majors at GWU take out an average of $21,734 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $236.

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With a ranking of #14, University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality graduates from Mizzou carry an average student debtload of $20,728. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

Endicott College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Beverly, Endicott is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality majors at Endicott accumulate an average of around $23,404 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for hospitality management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Menomonie.

On average, hospitality graduates from UW - Stout take out $21,939 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $244, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Washington State University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Wazzu take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,041. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $198, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree hospitality management programs. Located in the suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality graduates from U of NH carry an average student debtload of $22,991. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#19

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree hospitality management programs. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, hospitality graduates from K - State take out $23,088 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $236.

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#20

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco ranked #20 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. USFCA is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at USFCA take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $18,904.

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Iowa State University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, hospitality graduates from Iowa State take out $22,609 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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#22

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree hospitality management programs. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Texas Tech take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,340. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for hospitality management students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Penn State Berks is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Reading.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, hospitality majors at Penn State Berks accumulate an average of around $24,017 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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#24

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University ranked #24 on this year’s Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

The average amount in student loans that hospitality majors at Florida State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,603. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #25, North Dakota State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for hospitality management students working on their bachelor’s degree. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo.

On average, hospitality graduates from North Dakota State University take out $22,374 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Rest of the Top Best Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
30 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
31 Florida International University Miami, FL
32 Auburn University Auburn, AL
33 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
34 University of Houston Houston, TX
35 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
36 University of Denver Denver, CO
37 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
38 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
39 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL

Hospitality Management by Region

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

One of 21 majors within the area of study, hospitality management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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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