2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Hospitality Degrees

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These 25 online colleges offer affordable hospitality management degrees with tuitions ranging from $6,217 to $15,300. In addition to offering a master’s program and two certificate options, the top-ranked school, Fort Hays State University, offers an online bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. American Public University System, coming in at #4 with a tuition rate of $8,370, offers the most program options with several different concentration options available. To be considered for this list, schools must offer at least one online degree in hospitality management at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Hospitality Management Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,217 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#2 #2 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,600 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#3 #3 California State University-Northridge Annual Tuition $7,848 Hospitality Management Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Hospitality Management Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#5 #5 University of North Texas Annual Tuition $8,528 Hospitality Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#6 #6 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,502 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#8 #8 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Annual Tuition $10,013 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,380 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#11 #11 Clemson University Annual Tuition $10,425 Hospitality Management Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,478 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $11,346 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 Bristol University Annual Tuition $11,850 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#15 #15 Concordia University-Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Northeastern State University Annual Tuition $13,004 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Midway University Annual Tuition $13,104 Hospitality Management Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Bethune-Cookman University Annual Tuition $13,440 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Lynn University Annual Tuition $13,775 Hospitality Management Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $13,950 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $14,100 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $14,256 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Strayer University Annual Tuition $14,355 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Annual Tuition $15,080 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $15,300 Hospitality Management Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Casino Management; Catering & Special Events; Catering and Special Events; International Hospitality: Problems & Planning; International Hospitality: Problems and Planning; Intro to Web Development
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Hospitality & Tourism; Facilities Management and Design in Hospitality & Tourism; Leadership; Legal Aspects of Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism; Resort Management & Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $7,848
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Aspects and Global Perspectives in Tourism; Effective Teams and Leaders in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Organizations; Marketing and Promotions in Recreational Sport and Tourism; Seminar in Tourism Planning: A Cultural and International Perspective; Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism; Trends and Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Foodservice Sanitation; Hospitality Law; Human Resource Fundamentals; Leadership and Management in Hospitality; Management Ethics; Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry
  • Annual Tuition: $8,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Event Management; International Sustainable Tourism; Issues and Trends; Managing Customer Experiences; Promotional Strategies; Restaurant Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Food Operations Management; International Management; Lodging Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Analytics and Revenue Management; Hospitality Facilities Environmental Systems; Hospitality Industry Law; Hospitality Marketing Strategy; Lodging Operations Control; Restaurant Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,013
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Convention Services Management; Hospitality Financial Management; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Strategic Marketing; Hotel and Resort Operations; Individual Behavior in Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Event, Meeting and Conference Management; Food Service Systems and Control; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Organizational Behavior; Principles of Management; Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Food Safety & Risk Management; Human Resources Management; Internship in Hospitality Management; Management of Food and Beverage Operations; Managing Quality in the Hospitality Industry; Restaurant Management and Service
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Heritage Tourism; Sustainable Tourism: Myth or Reality?; Tourism Planning; Understanding the Discipline of Tourism
  • Annual Tuition: $10,478
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Domestic and International Tourism; Event Management in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management; Hospitality Management; Hotel Management; Human Resource Management in Hospitality; Marketing in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,346
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Commercial Recreation; Commercial Recreation and Resort Programs; Customer Relations; Law, Legal Issues, and Risk Management; Leisure Services and Facilities Marketing; Special Events Planning and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; Hospitality Law and Legal Issues; Hospitality Leadership Strategy; Hospitality Marketing; Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Business Management; Innovation and Systems Thinking; Integrated Promotional Strategy in Hospitality; Marketing in the Global Environment; New Media Literacy & Social Media; Principles of Ethical Management
  • Annual Tuition: $13,004
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality and Tourism Marketing; Hotel Operations and Catering; Laws and Regulations for Meetings & Destinations; Principles of Destination Development; Principles of Gaming Management
  • Annual Tuition: $13,104
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Bourbon Women: Craft to Consumption; Business Law; Global Business; Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail and Tourism; Strategic Marketing Management; The History and Evolution of Bourbon

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Food Planning In Prep.; Hospitality & Travel Law; Hospitality Human Resources; Hospitality Marketing; Hospitality Purchasing & Cost Control
  • Annual Tuition: $13,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Food Service Administration; Resort Development and Management; Service Management

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Accommodations Management; Business Law; Food and Beverage Management; Human Resource Management; Management Principles; Probability and Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical and Legal Issues in Business; Food and Beverage Service Management and Operations; Fundamentals of Business Finance; Hospitality Services Marketing; Hotel and Lodging Management and Operations; Revenue Generation for Hospitality

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,256
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHES, ACCET, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Case Studies in Food Service Management; Facility Management; Front of House Management; Menu Engineering for Food Service; Organizational Leadership and Management; Wine Service and Beverage Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,355
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Food and Beverage Operations Management; Lodging Operations Management; Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Purchasing and Cost Control; Quality Service Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $15,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Management; Nutrition; Organizations in Society; Personal Selling and Sales Management; Planning and Strategy; Tourism and Commercial Recreation
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Financial Management; Hospitality Management: Contemporary Issues; Hospitality Management: Legal Environment; Management of Financial Resources; Organizational Behavior and Culture; Theory and Practice of Leadership
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