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Top School in Columbus, Ohio, for a Hospitality Management Degree

Students interested in studying hospitality management in Columbus, OH, have few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help in making your decision on the school for you.

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School and Ranking Information

The school options in Columbus for programs in the field include two 2-year schools and a large, nationally ranked 4-year institution. According to school type, program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered a top school studying hospitality management in Columbus:

  • Winner: Ohio State University is a 4-year public school in Columbus that has multiple program options in hospitality management. The university offers s Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management as well as graduate degrees with hospitality management concentrations.

School Info Chart

Category Ohio State University
Rankings Tied at #54 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Columbus, OH
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $10,037 (in-state), $25,757 (out-of-state)**
Hospitality Management Programs Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Hospitality Management-Related Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's and Master's) in 2012-2013 100**
Most Popular Hospitality Management-Related Degree Level in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (99 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 83%**
Noteworthy Ohio State offers the Hospitality Management Association for students' involvement***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Ohio State University

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Ohio State University

  • Ohio State features a cutting-edge kitchen lab for students' enhanced learning and skill development
  • The undergraduate program in the field has 3 faculty members
  • The hospitality management undergraduate major boasts a job securement rate of 100% for its graduates

Ohio State University has an enrollment of around 63,000 students, with about 50,000 being undergraduates. The university has nearly 180 different undergraduate programs, and offers roughly 12,000 different courses. Ohio State has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Its Department of Human Services, housed within the College of Education and Human Ecology, offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management as well as Master of Science and PhD programs in consumer sciences with hospitality management concentrations.

Some major requirements for the bachelor's program include food and hotel systems, consumer service and hotel operations. Students must also complete two levels of internships, which can occur at restaurants, resorts or major hotel chains. Some of the available courses for the MS program include developments in management and advanced operations in food service. The master's program also features specific areas of emphasis, including services management, marketing, financial management, e-commerce, human resources and strategic management. The PhD requires 50 credits beyond the master's degree and includes statistics and research courses, major courses and courses that support the development of a doctoral dissertation.

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