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Top School in Chicago for a Hospitality Management Degree

Students interested in studying hospitality management in Chicago have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

The majority of the schools offering programs in hospitality management in the Chicago area are 4-year non-profit institutions. Based on rankings, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying hospitality management:

  • Winner: Roosevelt University is a 4-year non-profit school in Chicago that was ranked within the top 100 regional schools in 2015 for the Midwest. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in hospitality and tourism management.

School Info Chart

Category Roosevelt University
Rankings Tied for #91 for Universities in the Midwest (2015)*
Location Chicago, IL
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $26,500**
Hospitality Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Hospitality Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 49**
Most Popular Hospitality Management Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (35 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 41%**
Noteworthy Roosevelt's Institute for Tourism Studies focuses on projects and research for the betterment of the hospitality industry***

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

Roosevelt University

  • Roosevelt is the only institution statewide that has programs in hospitality management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • This university was the first one in the United States where students could pursue a hospitality degree with a sports application
  • Roosevelt University offers opportunities for students to intern at some top hotels in Chicago

Roosevelt University offers nearly 120 different academic programs. Roosevelt had an enrollment of approximately 4,400 students as of fall 2013, including nearly 3,000 undergraduate students. This institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Roosevelt's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Required courses for the BS include food and beverage management and advanced marketing. This program features concentrations in areas such as lodging operations, event management and sports hospitality. Students in the MS program study topics including operations analysis and research methods in the field of study. Master's-level students may choose between completing a thesis or project.


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