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Hospitality Management Colleges in Maryland with Course Summaries

Research hospitality management courses in Maryland, which currently has six schools offering these programs. Read overviews of the degree programs and get some quick facts for two schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Colleges in Maryland for Hospitality Managers

Maryland students may choose among 2-year schools and a 4-year university when entering hospitality management programs. Learn about the courses at two schools, with training ranging from accounting and business to food and sanitation. Find out about the required internships and possible continuing education options for graduates. The table at the conclusion of this article details other important facts about two Maryland schools with hospitality programs.

  • Allegany College of Maryland, set in the northwestern Maryland city of Cumberland, offers an associate's degree in hospitality management.
  • Wor-Wic Community College is located in Salisbury, which is on the Delmarva Peninsula. This school offers an associate's degree in hotel, motel and restaurant management.

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Comparison of Schools

After exploring the details of these two programs, it might also be helpful to check out the following table. Consider tuition rates, enrollment figures and graduation rates to help make this important choice.

Allegany College of Maryland Wor-Wic Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 3,227* 4,406**
Campus Setting Small city Rural
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $3,660 (in-district)*
$6,660 (in-state)*
$7,950 (out-of-state)*
$2,880 (in-district)*
$5,952 (in-state)*
$7,224 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 94%* 78%*
Acceptance Rate (2016) 100% (open admissions)* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2014) 58%* 42%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students began in 2011) 22%* 15%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **War-Wic Community College

Allegany College of Maryland

Allegany College is a public, community college with a main campus located in Cumberland, Maryland. Currently, the school enrolls over 3000 students in credit-bearing programs; another 12,000 students are enrolled in non-credit courses. Allegany College offers 50 associate degrees, as well as several certificate programs.

Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management

Allegany College offers an Associate of Applied Science program in hospitality management with three concentration options: hotel and restaurant management, professional golf management and spa management. Students on all tracks take courses in business, practical hospitality and customer service. To complete this degree, students are expected to complete off-campus internships where they receive on-site training and work experience. Some of these internships take place at Allegany's own Culinaire Café, located in downtown Cumberland.

Wor-Wic Community College

Wor-Wic Community College is located Salisbury, Maryland. The school was founded in 1975 and offers both credit and non-credit courses. Approximately 4,400 students are enrolled in credit courses, while another 6,100 take non-credit courses. Many students that attend Wor-Wic Community College transfer to nearby Salisbury University to complete 4-year degrees.

Associate of Applied Science - Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Management

Wor-Wic's hospitality management program provides students with insight into hotel, motel and restaurant facilities management, supervisory management, accounting and law. To complete this degree, students must complete 65 credit hours of courses, covering topics as diverse as principles of food preparation, housekeeping, sanitation and safety and principles of accounting. The program also requires field experience and on-site training during the final semester. Credits earned in Wor-Wic Community College's program can also be applied toward a bachelor's degree at many 4-year institutions, both within and outside of Maryland.

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