To date, we’ve asked 50 current and past hospitality management and related studies students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Your major should make you feel excited to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a hospitality management and related studies degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a hospitality management and related studies degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are hospitality management and related studies students compared to other degrees?

Overall, hospitality management and related studies students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.9 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, hospitality management and related studies students rate their happiness similarly to students in Nursing Science, Religious Studies and Registered Nursing.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to hospitality management and related studies

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Journalism and Related Studies$68,260
Film and Photographic Arts$58,321
Journalism$67,786
Registered Nursing$63,203
Hospitality Management and Related Studies$56,627
Nursing Science$66,533
Religious Studies$65,200
Microbiology$66,392
Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies$64,191
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology$69,068

Let's break that down further.

Are hospitality management and related studies students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.5 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
21%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
33%
2 stars
12%
1 stars
4%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
68 ratings
5 stars
18%
4 stars
18%
3 stars
26%
2 stars
19%
1 stars
16%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in hospitality management and related studies experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did hospitality management and related studies graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what hospitality management and related studies grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.2 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
21%
4 stars
19%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
21%
1 stars
12%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were hospitality management and related studies students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.9 out of 5 stars
50 ratings
5 stars
12%
4 stars
22%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
18%
1 stars
22%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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