Hospitality Schools

There are 528 accredited hospitality schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of hospitality classes at one of these schools, you play a essential role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:

  • Hospitality Certificate
  • Associates degree in Hospitality
  • Bachelors degree in Hospitality
  • Masters degree in Hospitality
  • PhD degree in Hospitality


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Hospitality professionals

2,328,010 2,328,830 2,326,010 2,305,000 2,293,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 2,293,800 hospitality professionals working in the US in 2010. This number has shrunk by 1% over the course of the past 4 years.

This decline is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals

10th percentile
$20,671
25th percentile
$24,468
50th percentile
$30,470
75th percentile
$39,436
90th percentile
$50,521

In 2010, the median salary earned by hospitality professionals around the nation, was $30,470 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for hospitality professionals in the US was 51% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Hospitality

$27,078 $28,445 $29,412 $30,041 $30,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 13% growth in hospitality professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Hospitality Student enrollment growth by degree

2,337 2,438 2,325 2,402 2,565
5,464 6,315 7,291 8,225 8,656
18 18 25 24 18
484 476 520 578 579
1,459 1,641 1,661 1,353 1,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Hospitality
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Hospitality
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Hospitality
  • Grey: Certificate in Hospitality

The career outlook for hospitality professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 9,762 students graduated from hospitality degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 13,104 students graduated from hospitality schools.

This represents a 34% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from hospitality courses is greater than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Hospitality Programs offered Nationwide

associate
289
bachelor
185
master
36
doctor
6
Certificate
174
Total690

The number of schools offering hospitality programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 476 hospitality schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 528 schools.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California47 Schools
  2. Pennsylvania38 Schools
  3. New York37 Schools
  4. Florida35 Schools
  5. Illinois26 Schools
  6. Texas21 Schools
  7. Ohio20 Schools
  8. Massachusetts20 Schools
  9. Michigan17 Schools
  10. Indiana14 Schools
  11. New Jersey14 Schools
  12. Virginia13 Schools
  13. Mississippi12 Schools
  14. Georgia12 Schools
  15. West Virginia11 Schools
  16. North Carolina11 Schools
  17. Missouri11 Schools
  18. Minnesota10 Schools
  19. Iowa9 Schools
  20. Washington State9 Schools
  21. Wisconsin9 Schools
  22. Arizona9 Schools
  23. Oklahoma9 Schools
  24. Colorado9 Schools
  25. Hawaii9 Schools
  26. Oregon7 Schools
  27. Connecticut7 Schools
  28. New Hampshire6 Schools
  29. Alabama6 Schools
  30. Louisiana6 Schools
  31. Arkansas6 Schools
  32. Kansas5 Schools
  33. Maryland5 Schools
  34. Vermont4 Schools
  35. New Mexico4 Schools
  36. Kentucky4 Schools
  37. South Carolina4 Schools
  38. Alaska3 Schools
  39. Wyoming3 Schools
  40. Maine3 Schools
  41. Delaware3 Schools
  42. Washington DC3 Schools
  43. South Dakota3 Schools
  44. Rhode Island2 Schools
  45. Montana2 Schools
  46. Tennessee2 Schools
  47. Nebraska2 Schools
  48. Nevada2 Schools
  49. Utah2 Schools
  50. North Dakota1 Schools
  51. Idaho1 Schools

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