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Hospitality Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 10 accredited hospitality schools where hospitality faculty who teach hospitality classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the hospitality academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  2. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  3. Dakota County Technical College

    1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999

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  4. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  5. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  6. University of Minnesota-Crookston

    2900 University Ave, Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001

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  7. Minneapolis Business College

    1711 W County Rd B, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-0000

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  8. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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  9. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  10. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Hospitality Employment

Minnesota 47,230
National 2,293,800

Approximately 2% of the country's hospitality professionals work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In Minnesota

41,820 42,380 45,290 45,700 47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Hospitality is a growing field in Minnesota. 5,410 more hospitality professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of hospitality has grown by 13% in Minnesota. This growth 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 Minnesota

$29,151 $30,236 $30,930 $31,606 $32,403
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to hospitality professionals are growing in Minnesota. Hospitality professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $29,151 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $32,403 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Minnesota

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Thus, there was a 10% growth in hospitality professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Minnesota state, within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid hospitality professionals earn 112% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Hotel Management

In Minnesota, 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 Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited hospitality schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 85 hospitality graduates from hospitality courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 68 graduates.

This represents a 20% decrease in the number of hospitality degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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