We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a hotel management degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,369 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

23% above average compared to other degrees

$ 24,115 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

20% above average compared to other degrees

$ 38,533 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

What do hotel management graduates earn?

Hotel management students make an average of $52,365 per year after graduation. This is 22% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 52,365 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 23% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular hotel management schools in the US

There are 82 schools in the US that offer a hotel management degree. The hotel management schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are New York University, Purdue University-Main Campus and Ohio State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in hotel management per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
New York University$50,464
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
Drexel University$52,002
University of Delaware$13,160
Texas Tech University$8,860
Washington State University$11,391
Pace University$43,986
University of Houston$9,706

Top US schools for a hotel management degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering hotel management degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
New York University28%$50,464
Hampton University36%$25,441
Livingstone College37%$17,763
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
Grambling State University43%$7,435
Ohio State University-Main Campus48%$10,592
SUNY College at Plattsburgh53%$8,148
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla57%$5,860
Purdue University-Main Campus57%$9,992

Cheapest US schools for a hotel management degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a hotel management degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Cypress College$1,140
San Diego Mesa College$1,142
College of the Canyons$1,154
Chaffey College$1,170
Orange Coast College$1,186
Santa Rosa Junior College$1,282
Southwestern College - California$1,338
Broward College$1,415
Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College$1,540
City College of San Francisco$1,598


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