2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Hospitality Degrees

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These 20 online schools offer the lowest tuition rates for bachelor's degrees in hospitality management, with 12 schools costing less than $15,000 a year. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi tops the list for its BBA degree in Hotel and Resort Management with a modest tuition of $8,000 per year. Johnson & Wales University-Online, #11, offers the most degree options including a BS in Hotel & Lodging Management and a BS in Tourism & Hospitality Management.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Annual Tuition $8,000
#2 #2 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,835
#3 #3 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893
#4 #4 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#5 #5 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,650
#6 #6 Washington State University Annual Tuition $11,335
#7 #7 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $12,720
#8 #8 Bethune-Cookman University Annual Tuition $13,440
#9 #9 Ashford University Annual Tuition $13,560
#10 #10 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $14,550
#11 #11 Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $14,850
#12 #12 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $14,976
#13 #13 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,190
#14 #14 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,300
#15 #15 California State University-East Bay Annual Tuition $15,492
#16 #16 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $15,900
#17 #17 National American University Online Annual Tuition $20,000
#18 #18 Troy University Annual Tuition $20,956
#19 #19 Strayer University Annual Tuition $21,524
#20 #20 Coastal Carolina University Annual Tuition $26,122
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Financial Management; Hospitality Law; Hospitality Strategic Marketing; Hotel and Resort Operations; Meetings and Convention Management; Menu Planning and Controls; Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,835
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Hospitality Leadership HSP 490; Analyzing Financial Performance in Hospitality Operations HSP 310; Hospitality Human Resource Development HSP 354; Hospitality Law HSP 428; Internship in Hospitality; Safety and Sanitation
  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Analytics and Revenue Management; Hospitality Facilities Environmental Systems; Hospitality Industry Law; Hospitality Marketing Strategy; Lodging Operations Control; Restaurant Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • 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: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • 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: $11,335
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Foodservice Systems and Control; Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Hospitality Systems; Human Issues in International Development; Operational Analysis; Personnel and Human Resources Management; Principles of Management and Organization
  • Annual Tuition: $12,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    An Introduction to Quantitative Tools for Decision-Making in Hospitality Management; Current Trends and Issues in Hospitality Management; Hospitality Market Development; Hotels, Restaurants, Tourism, and Travel in the Hospitality Industry; Strategic Human Asset Management; The Application of Quantitative Tools for Decision-Making in Hospitality Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Facility Engineering/Maintenance; Layout/Design; Food Planning In Prep.; Hospitality & Travel Law; Hospitality Human Resources; Hospitality Marketing; Hospitality Purchasing & Cost Control
  • Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Event, Meeting, & Conference Management; Food & Beverage; Food Supply Networks; Menu Planning & Design; Resort Management; Sanitation & Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $14,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Accommodations Management; Business Law; Food and Beverage Management; Human Resource Management; Management Principles; Probability and Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability; Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management; Managing the Hotel Guest Experience; Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management; New Media Literacy in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management; Orientation to the Hospitality Industry
  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHES, ACCET, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $15,190
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Marketing for the Hospitality Industry; Business Policy; Case Studies in Hospitality and Tourism; Economics of Tourism; Fundamentals of Planning and Developing Tourism; Organizational Behavior for the Hospitality Industry
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Tourism Studies; Commodity Futures and Options Markets; Cultural and Heritage Tourism; Food Advertising and Promotion; Food Product Innovation and Development; Food Supply Networks; Global Supply Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $15,492
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Dimensions in Tourism; Fiscal Leadership for Operational Managers; Management and Supervision in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism; Philosophy of Leisure; Principles of Meetings, Conventions and Special Events; Promotion of Leisure and Hospitality
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $20,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Destination Tourism; Event & Convention Management; Food Service & Lodging Management; IT Applications for Tourism & Hospitality; Tourism & Hospitality Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $20,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Management; Hotel Management; Human Resource Management in Hospitality; Restaurant Management; Tourism Management
  • Annual Tuition: $21,524
  • 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: $26,122
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Conventions and Event Management; Exploring Experiential Opportunities in Business; Resort Management Training; Resort Operations Management; Survey of Food & Beverage Management; Transitioning from Student to Professional
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