School and Ranking Info
There are five schools within 20 miles of Philadelphia that offer programs in hospitality management; all five are public or private, not-for-profit institutions. The largest of the colleges and universities is a high-ranking national university and public school that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in hospitality management, as well as opportunities for real-world experience and professional development.
- Winner: Temple University is one of the 27 largest universities in the United States, as well as one of the four largest professional education providers in the country. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in hospitality management.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#121 among National Universities;
#58 among Top Public Schools (2015)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)|| Undergraduate: $14,096 (in-state);
|Hospitality Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Hospitality Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 201202013||88**|
|Most Popular Hospitality Management Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (77 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for Fall 2007 Entering Class||66%**|
|Noteworthy||School of Tourism and Hospitality Management includes the Center for Student Professional Development, which helps students prepare to enter the workforce and offers an online recruiting website|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator
- Hospitality management faculty includes Certified Hospitality Educators (CHE)
- Undergraduate hospitality management students participate in two internships
- Senior professional development seminar for undergraduate hospitality management students
- Graduate hospitality management students can choose between a 3-credit internship and a project
Temple University was founded in 1884 and currently serves the academic needs of about 37,300 students through 17 colleges and schools. These include the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, the largest school of this type in the Philadelphia area, which offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The BS in Tourism and Hospitality Management program allows for a concentration in either hospitality management or the design of tourism experiences. Requirements for the major include courses in decision making, finance, hospitality law and marketing; undergraduates also take 12 credits through the university's Fox School of Business and Management. The 18-month MS in Tourism and Hospitality Management program offers concentrations in tourism and hospitality marketing or hospitality operations. Core requirements include courses in brand management, customer relationships, new media and revenue management; the program culminates in a thesis.