2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Hospitality Management Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in hospitality management. Missouri State University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $5,015 annually. The University of Alabama comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $6,300 per year. Courses include Financial Management and Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Law, Leadership in the Hospitality Industry, Special Problems in Hospitality Management, and Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in hospitality management degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Missouri State University $5,015
# 2 #2 University of Alabama $6,300
# 3 #3 University of New Orleans $7,984
# 4 #4 Kansas State University $8,613
# 5 #5 University of Florida $8,786
# 6 #6 University of Mississippi $9,720
# 7 #7 Lasell College $10,200
# 8 #8 University of Kentucky $10,275
# 9 #9 Johnson & Wales University-Online $11,445
# 10 #10 University of South Florida Online $11,586
# 11 #11 University of Central Florida $11,811
# 12 #12 University of North Texas $12,146
# 13 #13 Lakeland University $12,960
# 14 #14 East Carolina University $13,160
# 15 #15 Purdue University - Main Campus $13,175
# 16 #16 California State University-East Bay $14,214
# 17 #17 California State University-Northridge $14,346
# 18 #18 University of Nevada at Las Vegas $15,051
# 19 #19 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign $16,800
# 20 #20 San Diego State University $16,864
# 21 #21 North Carolina State University $20,720
#1
#1

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,048
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000

Example Classes: Field Experience in Hospitality Administration, Hospitality Change Management and Leadership, Risk Management & Legal Compliance in the Hospitality Industry, Seminar in Hospitality and Tourism

#2
#2

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Financial Management and Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Law, Leadership in the Hospitality Industry, Special Problems in Hospitality Management, Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

#3
#3

University of New Orleans

New Orleans (LA)
Annual Tuition: $7,984
Annual Tuition: $7,984
Annual Tuition: $7,984
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 336
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 514-4275

Example Classes: Hospitality and Tourism Finance and Revenue Management, Hospitality and Tourism Industry Strategic Management, Marketing Applications for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Technology for Hospitality and Tourism Management, Tourism Destination Development

#4
#4

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,613
Annual Tuition: $8,613
Annual Tuition: $8,613
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 961
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 532-6011

Example Classes: Advanced Foodservice Management, Advanced Lodging Management, Advanced Meetings and Business Event Management, Financial Management and Cost Controls for the Hospitality Industry, Survey of Research in Hospitality Management

#5
#5

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $8,786
Annual Tuition: $8,786
Annual Tuition: $8,786
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 88%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1310 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,029
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 392-3261

Example Classes: Brand Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism, Destination and Hospitality Crisis Management, Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism, Tourism Planning & Development, Trends & Issues in Tourism and Recreation Management

#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $9,720
Annual Tuition: $9,720
Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 439
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 348
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 915-7211

Example Classes: Advanced Financial Management in Hospitality, Advanced Foodservice Management, Advanced Lodging, Advanced Service Quality Management, Leadership Dietetics & Hospitality Management Organizations, Trends & Topics Hospitality Management

#7
#7

Lasell College

Newton (MA)
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 22
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (617) 243-2000

Example Classes: Hospitality & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Management, Operations Strategy, Organizational Theory, Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality, Service Quality Management, Strategic Information Management

#8
#8

University of Kentucky

Lexington (KY)
Annual Tuition: $10,275
Annual Tuition: $10,275
Annual Tuition: $10,275
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 422
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (859) 257-9000

Example Classes: Industry Experience in Retailing and Tourism Management, Research Methodology in Retailing and Tourism Management, Seminar in Retailing and Tourism Management, Strategic Management in the Hospitality and Food Service Industry, Survey of Current Theories and Literature, Trend Analysis for Hospitality Industry

#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $11,445
Annual Tuition: $11,445
Annual Tuition: $11,445
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,070
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 682
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (401) 598-1000

Example Classes: Financial Concepts in Sustainable Tourism Development, Global Tourism Marketing and Branding, International Sustainable Tourism Policy Analysis and Development, Planning for Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Development, Product Development and Innovation in Sustainable Tourism - Shared and Experience Economics, Tourism Principles and Foundations

#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $11,586
Annual Tuition: $11,586
Annual Tuition: $11,586
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 75%
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,135
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,739
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (813) 974-2011

Example Classes: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Management, Issues in Heritage Tourism, Policy for Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism Development: Principles & Practices, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

#11
#11

University of Central Florida

Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
Annual Tuition: $11,811
Annual Tuition: $11,811
Annual Tuition: $11,811
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,588
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,485
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Critical Issues in Hospitality Human Resources, Data Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Financial Analysis of Hospitality Enterprises, Hospitality/Tourism Strategic Issues, Managing Hospitality and Guest Services Organizations, Strategic Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism

#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $12,146
Annual Tuition: $12,146
Annual Tuition: $12,146
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,715
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,352
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 565-2000

Example Classes: Event Management, International Sustainable Tourism, Issues and Trends, Managing Customer Experiences, Promotional Strategies, Restaurant Development

#13
#13

Lakeland University

Plymouth (WI)
Annual Tuition: $12,960
Annual Tuition: $12,960
Annual Tuition: $12,960
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 905 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 185
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 98
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (920) 565-1000

Example Classes: Applied Microeconomic Theory, Corporate Strategy and Decision Making, Legal and Regulatory Environments of Business, Managerial Finance, Organizational Effectiveness, Production and Operations Management

#14
#14

East Carolina University

Greenville (NC)
Annual Tuition: $13,160
Annual Tuition: $13,160
Annual Tuition: $13,160
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,928
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,181
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (252) 328-6131

Example Classes: Critical Analysis of Food Service & Beverage Management Systems, Current Issues and Strategies in Hospitality Management, Strategic Management of Conventions & Special Events, Strategic Management of Lodging Operations

#15
#15

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette (IN)
Annual Tuition: $13,175
Annual Tuition: $13,175
Annual Tuition: $13,175
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1440
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 511
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 494-4600

Example Classes: Advanced Personnel Systems in Restaurants, Hotels and Institutions, Applied Management Concept, Economics of Travel and Tourism, Hospitality Business Law and Risk Management, Management Challenge Analysis, Strategic Revenue Management in the Hospitality Industry

#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $14,214
Annual Tuition: $14,214
Annual Tuition: $14,214
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,575
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (510) 885-3000

Example Classes: Fiscal Management in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Law and Risk in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Research Methods in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Strategic Leadership and Ethics in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, Sustainable Solutions in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism

#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $14,346
Annual Tuition: $14,346
Annual Tuition: $14,346
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 589
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 677-1200

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

#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $15,051
Annual Tuition: $15,051
Annual Tuition: $15,051
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,117
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (702) 895-3011

Example Classes: Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis for the Service Industries, Hospitality Service Management, Marketing Systems, Research Methodology

#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $16,800
Annual Tuition: $16,800
Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 64%
  • Graduation Rate: 85%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1210 -1470
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 467
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,025
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 333-1000

Example Classes: Critical Issues in Tourism Managemen, Event and Facility Management, Finance and Budgeting, Human Resources in Recreation, Sport and Tourism, Strategic Management, Theories & Concepts of Leisure

#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $16,864
Annual Tuition: $16,864
Annual Tuition: $16,864
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 368
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 445
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (619) 594-5200

Example Classes: Directed Readings in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management, Leading in Complex Human Systems in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Mastering Technology in an Hospitality and Tourism Management Operational Setting, Systems Problems Resolution in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Theoretical Foundations of Leadership and Management in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Twenty-First Century Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism Management

#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $20,720
Annual Tuition: $20,720
Annual Tuition: $20,720
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 68%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 1250 -1420
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 791
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (919) 515-2011

Example Classes: Data Management and Applications in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports Management, Data Management and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports, Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports, Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport, Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports, Risk Management for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Organizations, Strategic Marketing Management in Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Sports, Strategic Marketing Management in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Organizations