Hospitality Schools In Utah

Utah has 2 accredited hospitality schools where hospitality faculty who teach hospitality classes can find employment. The trends in Utah's hospitality academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in hospitality includes hospitality training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Hospitality
  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality


  1. Southern Utah University

    351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, Utah 84720

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Utah Valley University

    800 W University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058-5999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Utah 18,900
National 2,293,800

Of all of the hospitality professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Utah state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Utah

19,190 18,320 18,690 19,430 18,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Utah, hospitality is a shrinking field. In Utah, 290 less hospitality professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for hospitality professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of hospitality professionals working around the nation.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Utah

$30,317 $32,487 $33,846 $33,830 $33,246
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to hospitality professionals are growing in Utah. Hospitality professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $30,317 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $33,246 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Utah

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This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid hospitality professionals earning 122% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Utah state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Utah

Hotel Management

In Utah, hospitality professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality programs available for each degree type for all schools in Utah


As the number of hospitality professionals is decreasing in Utah state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited hospitality schools in Utah state is decreasing. In 2006, 50 students graduated from hospitality courses in Utah. And in 2010, 50 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in Utah by 0%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Utah

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