Peer Reviewed Ranking of U.S. Hospitality Undergraduate Programs

Below are the results from two different studies published in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.

Study 1:

Rank

University/College

School or Department

Curriculum Score

Faculty Score

Student Score

Resources Score

Alumni Score

Overall Score

1

Purdue University

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

40

51

39

39

31

200

2

California Polytechnic University Pomona

The Collins School of Hospitality Management

43

52

39

36

27

197

3

University of Houston

The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

40

44

37

37

37

195

4 Tie

Pennsylvania State University

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Recreation Management

38

44

39

36

28

185

4 Tie

Michigan State University

The School of Hospitality Management

34

44

34

41

32

185

5

University of Nevada Las Vegas

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

37

46

35

35

31

184

6

Florida International University

School of Hospitality Management

38

46

40

36

23

183

7 Tie

University of Massachusetts

Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Amherst Travel Administration

38

49

37

39

19

182

7 Tie

University of Delaware

Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management

38

49

38

30

25

182

8

Oklahoma State University

School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

38

44

34

34

31

181

9

University of South Carolina

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

36

42

37

31

34

180

10

Florida State University

Dedman School of Hospitality

32

44

37

33

30

176

Michael G. Brizek & Mahmood A. Khan, Ranking of U.S. Hospitality Undergraduate Programs, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.

 

 Study 2:

Rank

Institution

Score
(Attribute Ratings Weighted by Importance)

1

Purdue University

46.15

2

University of Nevada Las Vegas

45.95

3

Cornell

45.26

4

Michigan State

44.32

5

Penn State

43.92

6

Delaware

41.87

7

Johnson & Wales

41.81

8

Florida International

41.25

9

Houston

41.23

10

Washington State

41.08

Stacey L. Gould & David C. Bojanic, Exploring Hospitality Program Rankings, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.

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