School and Ranking Information
The few schools within a 25-mile radius of Phoenix that offer programs related to hospitality management include two 2-year community colleges, a 4-year for-profit institute and a 4-year public university. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered a top school hospitality-related studies in the Phoenix area:
- Winner: Arizona State University at Tempe is a 4-year public institution that offers an undergraduate program in a hospitality-related field. The university offers an undergraduate business degree with an emphasis options in tourism management and food industry management.
School Info Chart
|Category||Arizona State University at Tempe|
|Rankings||Tied for #129 among National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,861 (in-state), $23,654 (out-of-state)**|
|Hospitality Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||59%**|
|Noteworthy||ASU's undergraduate business program has been ranked as tied at #29 nationally (2014)*; The business school offers the Business School Council and Special Event Planner's Association for student engagement***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***ASU
Arizona State University
- The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- The bachelor's business program features opportunities for students to take major courses overseas
- Tourism management students could seek careers in resorts, commercial recreation businesses, tourism development companies and travel and tourism bureaus
Arizona State University's campus in Tempe has more than 62,500 students enrolled in academic programs. This institution awarded nearly 14,000 undergraduate degrees and roughly 5,000 advanced degrees in 2013, according to the NCES. ASU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23-to-1 in 2013.
The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a tourism management emphasis at the Tempe campus. Some tourism courses include tourism marketing, hotel and resort management, meeting planning and international tourism. Students can take concentration courses at ASU's site in downtown Phoenix and the rest of the requirements at main campus. The Bachelor of Arts in Business with a focus on food industry management is available online as well as on campus. Some courses in the concentration include food supply management, food marketing and food retailing.