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)*|
|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
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.