School and Ranking Information
All of the institutions offering hospitality management related programs within a 15-mile radius of Seattle are community colleges. Based on the variety of hospitality management program offerings and transfer options, the following school is considered a top area school for studying hospitality management in Seattle:
- Winner: Edmonds Community College is a 2-year public school located about 15 miles from Seattle that offers multiple programs in hospitality management. This institution has six different associate's degree and certificate programs options in hospitality.
School Info Chart
|Category||Edmonds Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$4,408 (in-state), $9,643 (out-of-state)*|
|Hospitality Management Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Hospitality Management Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||2*|
|Most Popular Hospitality Management Program Level in 2013||Associate's (2 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||27%*|
|Noteworthy||Edmonds' hospitality department features an advisory committee that helps prepare students for their career with resume reviews and other insight**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College
- Hospitality management associate's degree can be completed entirely online
- Hospitality students complete internships to gain practical experience
- Edmonds has transfer agreements with multiple institutions for continuing studies in hospitality management
Edmonds Community College has an enrollment of around 9,000 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1. This institution offers nearly 130 different degrees and certificates, including multiple hospitality management-related programs through its hospitality and tourism department.
Degree options include an Associate of Arts in Hospitality - Business Management program that may be taken online and requires courses in lodging management and business law; graduates may transfer to Washington State University as a junior. ECC also offers an Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality and Tourism that covers topics in travel sales, airline ticketing and event planning in addition to including an internship. The AAS has transfer plans for Central Washington University and South Seattle College. The Associate of Technical Arts program in hospitality and tourism also includes an internship. The business and management emphasis includes courses on accounting and E-commerce in addition to its 57-credit hospitality and tourism requirement. ECC also offers a certificate program in hospitality and tourism that includes courses that examine international travel and hospitality employment.