Best Hotel Management Programs: List of Top U.S. Schools
Learn about the best hotel management programs in the United States. Look over school rankings, degree possibilities and school locations, and compare similarities and differences to find the program for you.
Read about some of the best hotel management programs in the nation. These universities offer bachelor's degree programs in hotel administration. Hotel management studies focus on the business aspects of the hospitality field; in fact, many schools refer to their programs as hospitality, rather than hotel, management. Coursework usually covers finance, administration, marketing, information systems, human resources and planning. You may be able to specialize in a particular field, such as food and beverage, real estate and management. Keep reading to discover more about these programs.
Top U.S. Schools with Hotel Management Programs
1. Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
Cornell University was ranked the 15th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2010 and was named a top U.S. college by Forbes.com in 2009. Cornell was the nation's first university to offer a hotel management program through its School of Hotel Administration. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hotel Administration program covers all aspects of hotel management, and students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the on-campus Statler Hotel. Various concentrations and electives are available in finance, facilities, food and beverage, information systems, law, management, operations and real estate.
2. University of Nevada - Las Vegas
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) was listed as a top national college by Forbes.com in 2009. The Harrah Hotel College at UNLV is located in the heart of the hotel and hospitality industry in downtown Las Vegas. The B.S. in Hotel Administration program offers several majors, including hospitality management and lodging and resort management. Those focusing on hospitality study a variety of subjects, such as purchasing, hospitality law and operations analysis. Lodging and resort management majors concentrate specifically on front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house hotel skills, like facilities and human resources management.
Good Hotel Management Programs at U.S. Colleges
|College/University Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University - Main Campus||53,715||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Houston||36,104||212 E. Cullen Bldg., Houston, TX 77204||(713) 743-1000|
|University of Tennessee||30,410||527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996||(865) 974-1000|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||30,130||105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211||(573) 882-2121|
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||28,600||4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154||(702) 895-3011|
|Texas Tech University||28,422||Broadway and University Ave., Lubbock, TX 79409||(806) 742-2011|
|Central Michigan University||27,225||Mount Pleasant, MI 48859||(989) 774-4000|
|Grand Valley State University||23,892||1 Campus Dr., Allendale, MI 49401||(616) 331-2020|
|University of Delaware||20,500||Newark, DE 19716||(302) 831-2000|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|University of Memphis||20,220||Memphis, TN 38152||(901) 678-2000|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||15,055||1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623||(585) 475-2411|
|University of Southern Mississippi||14,793||118 College Dr. #0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406||(601) 266-1000|
|Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne||12,338||2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805||(260) 481-6100|
|Johnson & Wales University||10,488||8 Abbott Park Pl., Providence, RI 02903||(401) 598-1000|
|Niagara University||4,254||Niagara University, NY 14109||(716) 285-1212|
|Florida Southern College||2,319||111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801||(863) 680-4111|
|Keuka College||1,613||141 Central Ave., Keuka Park, NY 14478||(315) 279-5000|
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