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Hospitality Schools In Kentucky

In Kentucky, there are 4 accredited schools where hospitality classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Kentucky'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:


  1. University of Kentucky

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Sullivan University

    3101 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3013

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Beckfield College in Florence

    16 Spiral Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Kentucky 35,960
National 2,293,800

Of all of the hospitality professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Kentucky

34,920 35,440 37,220 36,980 35,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Kentucky, hospitality is a growing field. 1,040 more hospitality professionals were working in Kentucky in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has grown by 3% in four years. This is faster than the trend for hospitality professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of hospitality professionals has shrunk by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$26,230 $27,711 $28,934 $29,656 $31,147
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of hospitality professionals is growing, the salaries paid to hospitality professionals are increasing in Kentucky. In 2006 hospitality professionals made a mean salary of $26,230 per year, and in 2010 they made $31,147 per year.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Kentucky

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This represents a growth in salaries of 16%. 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 116% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Kentucky state.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Hotel Management

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited hospitality schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006, 53 students graduated from hospitality courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 114 students graduated.

This represents a 115% increase in the number of hospitality degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. 60% of these graduates received a associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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