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How will your hotel management education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a hotel management degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 202 traditional hotel management schools in the US.

Top Schools

The following schools that have hotel management programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. New York University - located in New York, New York
  2. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, Ohio
  3. Purdue University-Main Campus - located in West Lafayette, Indiana

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 3,648 students graduated with degrees in hotel management. Of these students, 545 received certifications in hotel management, 2,953 received an undergraduate degree in hotel management, and 150 received a graduate-level degree in hotel management.


Students can pursue education in hotel management at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Master's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Doctoral Degree in Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Hotel Management

Hotel management students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying hotel management:

  • Hotel Operations
  • Marketing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Restaurant and Food Services
  • Problem Solving


Students at hotel management schools around the nation paid an average of $16,070 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The following hotel management schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. New York University - located in New York, New York, students paid $38,765
  2. Cornell University - located in Ithaca, New York, students paid $37,954
  3. Pace University-New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $32,816

The lowest tuition was charged by the following hotel management schools:

  1. Florida Gulf Coast University - located in Fort Myers, Florida, students paid $4,437
  2. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, Georgia, students paid $5,440
  3. University of Southern Mississippi - located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, students paid $5,498

How will your hotel management job compare?

A large number of hotel management majors work as hotel managers after graduation. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 29,920 hotel managers working in the US. The largest numbers of hotel managers work in the following states:

  1. California - 3,920 Hotel Managers
  2. North Carolina - 1,720 Hotel Managers
  3. Texas - 1,690 Hotel Managers

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for hotel managers to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Maryland - 21%
  2. Montana - 17%
  3. Utah - 16%


Hotel managers in the US can make an average of $51,457 per year. However, factors such as your previous performance reviews, experience, or seniority can cause the salary for a hotel manager to vary greatly. A hotel manager in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,710 per year to more than $158,940 per year. The states with the highest average salary for a hotel manager are:

  1. Delaware - $75,460 per year
  2. Nevada - $73,970 per year
  3. New York - $73,340 per year

On average, a hotel manager earns the least in the following states:

  1. Arkansas - $36,500 per year
  2. Oklahoma - $37,890 per year
  3. North Dakota - $38,950 per year

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hotel management?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Lodging Managers 29,920 $54,570 -3.6%