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Hospitality Schools in Florida

There are 35 Florida schools offering hospitality programs. In 2010, 2,213 students graduated with degrees from Florida hospitality schools. 1,568 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 322 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 1,958 students graduate from programs in Florida in hospitality per year. This accounts for about 14% of hospitality students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 322 students graduated with hospitality certificates, 193 with an associate's level degree, 1,568 with a bachelor's level degree, and 130 with a degree at the master's level.

35 hospitality schools are in Florida. Of these, while 13 schools are private, 22 schools are public. While tuition at a public hospitality school varies from $2,158 to $5,238, tuition at a private hospitality school varies from $11,880 to $33,228.

Average tuition for programs in hospitality is $7,407. The highest tuition for hospitality programs, which is $33,228 per year, is at Eckerd College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,158 per year, is at Palm Beach State College.

Hospitality schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Hospitality Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,958 students graduate from programs in Florida in hospitality per year. This accounts for about 14% of hospitality students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 322 students graduated with hospitality certificates, 193 with an associate's level degree, 1,568 with a bachelor's level degree, and 130 with a degree at the master's level.

Hospitality Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 267
  • Certificate 2007: 269
  • Certificate 2008: 313
  • Certificate 2009: 358
  • Certificate 2010: 322
  • Associate 2006: 186
  • Associate 2007: 208
  • Associate 2008: 179
  • Associate 2009: 223
  • Associate 2010: 193
  • Bachelor 2006: 774
  • Bachelor 2007: 936
  • Bachelor 2008: 1104
  • Bachelor 2009: 1278
  • Bachelor 2010: 1568
  • Master 2006: 88
  • Master 2007: 88
  • Master 2008: 107
  • Master 2009: 120
  • Master 2010: 130

Hospitality Program Availability in Florida

Florida schools offer a total of 74 programs in hospitality. Of these programs, approximately 37.8% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Hospitality Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 28
  • Bachelor: 22
  • Master: 4

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17630
  • 25th Percentile: 21130
  • Median: 26470
  • 75th Percentile: 33640
  • 90th Percentile: 41850

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34760
  • 25th Percentile: 42140
  • Median: 51310
  • 75th Percentile: 64270
  • 90th Percentile: 82900

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17590
  • 25th Percentile: 21670
  • Median: 27530
  • 75th Percentile: 33820
  • 90th Percentile: 41770

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Salary by Percentile

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15650
  • 25th Percentile: 16460
  • Median: 18540
  • 75th Percentile: 21960
  • 90th Percentile: 25890

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16240
  • 25th Percentile: 17760
  • Median: 20300
  • 75th Percentile: 23730
  • 90th Percentile: 28550

Gaming Managers — Salary by Percentile

Gaming Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33920
  • 25th Percentile: 43820
  • Median: 64710
  • 75th Percentile: 77020
  • 90th Percentile: 92920

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17210
  • 25th Percentile: 21010
  • Median: 26940
  • 75th Percentile: 35240
  • 90th Percentile: 44830

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38440
  • 25th Percentile: 44900
  • Median: 55720
  • 75th Percentile: 77760
  • 90th Percentile: 105810

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18880
  • 25th Percentile: 21050
  • Median: 23890
  • 75th Percentile: 28250
  • 90th Percentile: 32520

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25890
  • 25th Percentile: 32790
  • Median: 42370
  • 75th Percentile: 55720
  • 90th Percentile: 71060

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30570
  • Median Salary 2007: 44570
  • Median Salary 2008: 31310
  • Median Salary 2009: 30470
  • Median Salary 2010: 26470
  • Total Employed 2006: 210
  • Total Employed 2007: 395
  • Total Employed 2008: 580
  • Total Employed 2009: 650
  • Total Employed 2010: 410

Concierges — Employment Trend

Concierges — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21150
  • Median Salary 2007: 21720
  • Median Salary 2008: 22440
  • Median Salary 2009: 23020
  • Median Salary 2010: 23890
  • Total Employed 2006: 1760
  • Total Employed 2007: 2450
  • Total Employed 2008: 2420
  • Total Employed 2009: 2360
  • Total Employed 2010: 1950

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16840
  • Median Salary 2007: 21870
  • Median Salary 2008: 25290
  • Median Salary 2009: 28700
  • Median Salary 2010: 27530
  • Total Employed 2006: 1380
  • Total Employed 2007: 1480
  • Total Employed 2008: 2060
  • Total Employed 2009: 1690
  • Total Employed 2010: 1300

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Employment Trend

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16070
  • Median Salary 2007: 16760
  • Median Salary 2008: 17510
  • Median Salary 2009: 18270
  • Median Salary 2010: 18540
  • Total Employed 2006: 27100
  • Total Employed 2007: 26540
  • Total Employed 2008: 25550
  • Total Employed 2009: 25400
  • Total Employed 2010: 24480

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19700
  • Median Salary 2007: 20330
  • Median Salary 2008: 20360
  • Median Salary 2009: 20260
  • Median Salary 2010: 20300
  • Total Employed 2006: 18470
  • Total Employed 2007: 19020
  • Total Employed 2008: 18570
  • Total Employed 2009: 17810
  • Total Employed 2010: 18150

Gaming Managers — Employment Trend

Gaming Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58045
  • Median Salary 2007: 60540
  • Median Salary 2008: 67700
  • Median Salary 2009: 62730
  • Median Salary 2010: 64710
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 110
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 80

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28120
  • Median Salary 2007: 27180
  • Median Salary 2008: 27040
  • Median Salary 2009: 25150
  • Median Salary 2010: 26940
  • Total Employed 2006: 7720
  • Total Employed 2007: 8800
  • Total Employed 2008: 9590
  • Total Employed 2009: 8150
  • Total Employed 2010: 7380

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49260
  • Median Salary 2007: 49200
  • Median Salary 2008: 52730
  • Median Salary 2009: 56570
  • Median Salary 2010: 55720
  • Total Employed 2006: 1870
  • Total Employed 2007: 1900
  • Total Employed 2008: 1890
  • Total Employed 2009: 1570
  • Total Employed 2010: 1670

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50860
  • Median Salary 2007: 48190
  • Median Salary 2008: 50050
  • Median Salary 2009: 50270
  • Median Salary 2010: 51310
  • Total Employed 2006: 7630
  • Total Employed 2007: 8940
  • Total Employed 2008: 10200
  • Total Employed 2009: 10260
  • Total Employed 2010: 10320

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39500
  • Median Salary 2007: 38810
  • Median Salary 2008: 40270
  • Median Salary 2009: 39640
  • Median Salary 2010: 42370
  • Total Employed 2006: 2890
  • Total Employed 2007: 3110
  • Total Employed 2008: 3320
  • Total Employed 2009: 3420
  • Total Employed 2010: 3450

Florida vs National Hospitality Employment

Florida vs National Hospitality Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 7.265% (69190)

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1. South Florida Community College

600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825-9356
(863) 453-6661

South Florida Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1965. It is in Avon Park, FL. This community college offers 28 certificates and 21 degrees at the associates level to students. 2,825 students sought degrees from the 44 programs at this college in 2010. This small college offers subjects including information systems and administrative assistant and secretarial science. This college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. It is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

2. The Manatee Technical Institute

5603 34th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210-5603
(941) 751-7900x2244

The Manatee Technical Institute is in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida and it offers one hospitality program. This school is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

3. Lake-Sumter Community College - Sumter Community College

9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
(352) 787-3747

Lake-Sumter Community College-Sumter Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is located in the suburbs of Leesburg, Florida. This college offers students eight certificates and 17 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 4,929 students pursued degrees from the 21 programs at this college. It offers subjects including entrepreneurship and visual communications. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this community college. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

4. Northwood University - Florida

2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
(561) 478-5500

Northwood University-Florida offers two hospitality programs. Specifically, this school offers one hospitality degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in hospitality. NU, which is 3.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in West Palm Beach, FL.

5. Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-5598
(561) 237-7000

Lynn University offers one program in hospitality and LU, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Boca Raton, FL. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in hospitality.

6. Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700
(727) 867-1166

Eckerd College, which is 4.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in St. Petersburg, FL and it offers one program in hospitality. Eckerd is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this liberal arts college is the fifth largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

7. The Brewster Technical Center

2222 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602-2196
(813) 276-5448

The Brewster Technical Center offers one hospitality program and this school, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Tampa, FL. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. Mid Florida Tech

2900 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 251-6047x0

Mid Florida Tech is located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida and it offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 1,894 students seek degrees in 26 programs at this school.

9. Fortis College - Miami

7757 West Flagler St- Suite 230
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 261-5511x4814

Fortis College-Miami is located in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and it offers one hospitality program. Overall, 894 students pursue degrees in 14 Fortis College-Miami programs.

10. Valencia Community College

190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 299-2187

Valencia Community College is in the center of Orlando. It offers four programs in hospitality. Specifically, it offers students two hospitality certificates and two degrees at the associate's level in hospitality. 41,583 students pursue degrees in 60 Valencia Community College programs, overall. It is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

11. Webber International University

1201 N Scenic Hwy
Babson Park, FL 33827-0096
(863) 638-1431

Webber International University is located in Babson Park, Florida, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers two hospitality programs. Of those, it offers one associate's level hospitality degree to students and one bachelor's level hospitality degree.

12. Edward Waters College

1658 Kings Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 470-8000

Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College is a historically black 4-year institution. This school, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Jacksonville, FL. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Florida. It offers students 17 bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 769 students pursued degrees from the 17 programs at EWC. EWC offers subjects such as business administration, sociology, and liberal arts. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits EWC.

13. Bethune-Cookman University

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
(386) 481-2000

Bethune-Cookman University, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Daytona Beach, FL and it offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 3,577 students pursue degrees in 36 programs at this school. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

14. Everest University - Pompano Beach

225 N. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 783-7339

Everest University-Pompano Beach is near the heart of downtown. It offers two hospitality programs. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level degree in hospitality by it and one hospitality degree at the bachelor's level. 1,752 students seek degrees in 25 Everest University-Pompano Beach programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the third biggest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

15. Johnson & Wales University - Florida

1701 NE 127th St
North Miami, FL 33181
(305) 892-7000

Johnson & Wales University-Florida Is in the suburbs of North Miami, Florida. It offers five programs in hospitality. Out of those, students are offered two hospitality degrees at the associate's level by it and three hospitality degrees at the bachelor's level. This small school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

16. City College - Gainesville

7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 335-4000

City College-Gainesville offers one program in hospitality and it is in the suburbs of Gainesville, Florida. This very small school is a 4-year institution.

17. Southwest Florida College

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907-1108
(239) 939-4766

Southwest Florida College, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Fort Myers, FL and this school offers one hospitality program. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

18. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Orlando

8511 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 888-4000

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando offers one program in hospitality and Cordon Bleu, which is near Orlando, is located in a rural area. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

19. Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

Pensacola State College is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers three hospitality programs. Specifically, Pensacola State offers students two hospitality certificates and one associate's level hospitality degree. Overall, 11,676 students pursue degrees in 74 programs at Pensacola State. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

20. St Petersburg College

6021 142nd Ave
Largo, FL 33760
(727) 341-4772

St Petersburg College offers three programs in hospitality. Of those, it offers two hospitality certificates to students and one associate's level degree in hospitality. This big school is in the suburbs of Largo, Florida. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality in terms of programs.

21. The University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

The University of Central Florida is in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It offers three programs in hospitality. Specifically, this research university offers two hospitality degrees at the bachelor's level to students and one hospitality degree at the master's level. This university is one of 15 research universities in Florida.

22. The University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee

8350 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243-2049
(941) 359-4200

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is in the suburbs of Sarasota, Florida and USFSM offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 1,882 students seek degrees in 23 University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee programs.

23. The College of Central Florida

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 873-5800

The College of Central Florida offers two programs in hospitality. Specifically, this school offers students one hospitality certificate and one degree at the associate's level in hospitality. CF is in Ocala, Florida, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

24. Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Indian River State College is in the suburbs of Fort Pierce, Florida and this school offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 17,511 students pursue degrees in 103 Indian River State College programs.

25. Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000

Florida Atlantic University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Boca Raton, FL and it offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 28,270 students seek degrees in 136 Florida Atlantic programs. This university is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

26. Gulf Coast Community College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Gulf Coast Community College is a public 4-year institution, founded in 1957. GCSC, which is near the center of the city, is in Panama City, FL. It offers subjects such as EMT and video production. GCSC offers students 22 certificates and 31 degrees at the associates level. 7,207 students sought degrees from the 43 programs at GCSC in 2010. GCSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

27. Broward College

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 201-7400

Broward College is in the center of Fort Lauderdale. BC offers five programs in hospitality. Of those, students are offered two certificates in hospitality by it and three degrees at the associate's level in hospitality. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality in terms of programs.

28. Florida International University

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida International University is located in the suburbs of Miami, Florida. This university offers five programs in hospitality. Of those, this university offers students one certificate in hospitality, two hospitality degrees at the bachelor's level, and two degrees at the master's level in hospitality. This university is one of 6 institutions with a medical school in Florida.

29. The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000

The University of West Florida offers one hospitality program and this university, which is 8.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pensacola, FL. UWF is a public, 4-year, research institution.

30. Saint Thomas University

16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
(305) 625-6000

Saint Thomas University is located in the suburbs of Miami Gardens, Florida and it offers one hospitality program. It is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in hospitality.

31. Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Tampa, FL. It offers four hospitality programs. Of those, students are offered two certificates in hospitality by this college and two associate's level hospitality degrees. It is a public 2-year institution.

32. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Miami Dade College is near the heart of downtown. MDC offers four programs in hospitality. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in hospitality by it and two hospitality degrees at the associate's level. MDC is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

33. State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota

5840 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 752-5000

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota is located in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida and this school offers one hospitality program. Overall, 11,431 students pursue degrees in 43 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota programs.

34. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Palm Beach State College offers three hospitality programs. Out of those, it offers students two hospitality certificates and one degree at the associate's level in hospitality. Palm Beach State is in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida. 29,534 students seek degrees in 110 Palm Beach State College programs, overall. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality in terms of programs.

35. Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

Florida State College at Jacksonville is in the center of Jacksonville. This school offers three hospitality programs. More specifically, this school offers students one certificate in hospitality and two associate's level degrees in hospitality. FSCJ is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

36. Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
(863) 680-4111

Florida Southern College offers one hospitality program and Southern, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Lakeland, FL. 2,434 students seek degrees in 65 programs at FSC, overall. This university is the tenth largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality in terms of programs.

37. Daytona State College

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

Daytona State College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Daytona Beach, FL and DSC offers one program in hospitality. This school is a public 4-year institution.

38. Florida State University

222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

Florida State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Tallahassee, FL and Florida State offers one program in hospitality. Overall, 40,416 students seek degrees in 281 Florida State programs.

39. Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000

Florida Gulf Coast University offers one hospitality program and FGCU, which is several miles from Fort Myers, is in a rural area. It is one of 15 research universities in Florida. In terms of programs, this research university is the ninth largest institution in the state of Florida offering hospitality.

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