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Hospitality Schools in Virginia

There are ten schools in the state of Virginia offering hospitality programs. In 2010, 358 students graduated from programs at Virginia hospitality schools. 264 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 76 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 323 students graduate from hospitality programs in Virginia per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from hospitality programs. More specifically, 12 students graduated with certificates in hospitality, 76 with an associate's level degree, 264 with a degree at the bachelor's level, two with a degree at the master's level, and four with a degree at the doctorate level.

Ten hospitality schools are located in this state. And of these, while two schools are private, eight schools are public. While tuition at a private hospitality school varies from $10,489 to $18,865, tuition at a public hospitality school varies from $6,570 to $9,459.

Average tuition for programs in hospitality is $9,094. The highest tuition for hospitality programs, which is $18,865 per year, is at Stratford University, while the lowest tuition in this southern state, which is $6,570 every year, is at Virginia State University.

Hospitality schools in Virginia offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Hospitality Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

On average, 323 students graduate from hospitality programs in Virginia per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from hospitality programs. More specifically, 12 students graduated with certificates in hospitality, 76 with an associate's level degree, 264 with a degree at the bachelor's level, two with a degree at the master's level, and four with a degree at the doctorate level.

Hospitality Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 5
  • Certificate 2008: 31
  • Certificate 2009: 19
  • Certificate 2010: 12
  • Associate 2006: 19
  • Associate 2007: 19
  • Associate 2008: 67
  • Associate 2009: 92
  • Associate 2010: 76
  • Bachelor 2006: 145
  • Bachelor 2007: 134
  • Bachelor 2008: 187
  • Bachelor 2009: 227
  • Bachelor 2010: 264
  • Master 2006: 2
  • Master 2007: 1
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 7
  • Master 2010: 2
  • Doctorate 2006: 3
  • Doctorate 2007: 5
  • Doctorate 2008: 4
  • Doctorate 2009: 1
  • Doctorate 2010: 4

Hospitality Program Availability in Virginia

Virginia schools offer a total of 17 hospitality programs. Of these programs, about 29.4% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Hospitality Program Availability in Virginia

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 5
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 1
  • Doctorate: 1

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

Concierges — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17780
  • 25th Percentile: 22350
  • Median: 27320
  • 75th Percentile: 30980
  • 90th Percentile: 36600

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

Food Service Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33510
  • 25th Percentile: 40490
  • Median: 52120
  • 75th Percentile: 67590
  • 90th Percentile: 85400

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

Tour Guides and Escorts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16040
  • 25th Percentile: 18120
  • Median: 21300
  • 75th Percentile: 25370
  • 90th Percentile: 34100

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 15720
  • 25th Percentile: 16660
  • Median: 18550
  • 75th Percentile: 21850
  • 90th Percentile: 26590

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16040
  • 25th Percentile: 17330
  • Median: 19480
  • 75th Percentile: 23510
  • 90th Percentile: 29170

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

Travel Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25130
  • 25th Percentile: 30880
  • Median: 36770
  • 75th Percentile: 44260
  • 90th Percentile: 55380

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

Lodging Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32200
  • 25th Percentile: 40580
  • Median: 51420
  • 75th Percentile: 72230
  • 90th Percentile: 85740

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

Travel Guides — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21850
  • 25th Percentile: 25340
  • Median: 33530
  • 75th Percentile: 44400
  • 90th Percentile: 58700

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29520
  • 25th Percentile: 37800
  • Median: 50800
  • 75th Percentile: 66400
  • 90th Percentile: 86730

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

Travel Guides — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29790
  • Median Salary 2007: 23910
  • Median Salary 2008: 24390
  • Median Salary 2009: 24250
  • Median Salary 2010: 33530
  • Total Employed 2006: 100
  • Total Employed 2007: 270
  • Total Employed 2008: 320
  • Total Employed 2009: 230
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Concierges — Employment Trend

Concierges — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18800
  • Median Salary 2007: 20870
  • Median Salary 2008: 26050
  • Median Salary 2009: 27210
  • Median Salary 2010: 27320
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 450
  • Total Employed 2008: 760
  • Total Employed 2009: 920
  • Total Employed 2010: 1010

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

Tour Guides and Escorts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20310
  • Median Salary 2007: 20380
  • Median Salary 2008: 20140
  • Median Salary 2009: 20060
  • Median Salary 2010: 21300
  • Total Employed 2006: 1280
  • Total Employed 2007: 1200
  • Total Employed 2008: 1270
  • Total Employed 2009: 1380
  • Total Employed 2010: 1380

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 15820
  • Median Salary 2007: 16510
  • Median Salary 2008: 17320
  • Median Salary 2009: 18130
  • Median Salary 2010: 18550
  • Total Employed 2006: 9640
  • Total Employed 2007: 9000
  • Total Employed 2008: 8910
  • Total Employed 2009: 8670
  • Total Employed 2010: 8680

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18300
  • Median Salary 2007: 18640
  • Median Salary 2008: 19000
  • Median Salary 2009: 19260
  • Median Salary 2010: 19480
  • Total Employed 2006: 7120
  • Total Employed 2007: 7470
  • Total Employed 2008: 7040
  • Total Employed 2009: 6850
  • Total Employed 2010: 6910

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

Travel Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31220
  • Median Salary 2007: 32680
  • Median Salary 2008: 32810
  • Median Salary 2009: 36040
  • Median Salary 2010: 36770
  • Total Employed 2006: 2460
  • Total Employed 2007: 2120
  • Total Employed 2008: 2190
  • Total Employed 2009: 1830
  • Total Employed 2010: 1770

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

Lodging Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50160
  • Median Salary 2007: 53620
  • Median Salary 2008: 57770
  • Median Salary 2009: 52830
  • Median Salary 2010: 51420
  • Total Employed 2006: 730
  • Total Employed 2007: 800
  • Total Employed 2008: 810
  • Total Employed 2009: 800
  • Total Employed 2010: 700

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

Food Service Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44960
  • Median Salary 2007: 48510
  • Median Salary 2008: 49920
  • Median Salary 2009: 49150
  • Median Salary 2010: 52120
  • Total Employed 2006: 3630
  • Total Employed 2007: 4130
  • Total Employed 2008: 3940
  • Total Employed 2009: 3510
  • Total Employed 2010: 2870

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45350
  • Median Salary 2007: 45740
  • Median Salary 2008: 47660
  • Median Salary 2009: 49690
  • Median Salary 2010: 50800
  • Total Employed 2006: 1820
  • Total Employed 2007: 1900
  • Total Employed 2008: 2060
  • Total Employed 2009: 2440
  • Total Employed 2010: 2580

Virginia vs National Hospitality Employment

Virginia vs National Hospitality Employment

  • Employed in Virginia: 2.727% (25970)

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1. Virginia Highlands Community College

100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212-0828
(276) 739-2400

Founded in 1967, Virginia Highlands Community College is a public 2-year institution. It is in town of Abingdon, Virginia. It offers subjects including technology, accounting, and information technology. Students are offered 16 certificates and 19 degrees at the associates level by this public college. In 2010, 2,948 students pursued degrees from the 26 programs at this community college. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. This college is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia.

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2. Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College

100 Piedmont Ave
Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 591-5699

Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College Is a for-profit 2-year institution, founded in 2005. It is located in the center of Bristol. This school offers subjects such as pastry arts and business. It offers one certificate and four degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 98 students sought degrees from the four programs at this school. It is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. This culinary school is the only culinary school in Virginia.

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3. Stratford University

7777 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043-2403
(800) 444-0804

Stratford University is in the suburbs of Falls Church, Virginia. Stratford offers two hospitality programs. Of those, this school offers one associate's level degree in hospitality to students and one hospitality degree at the bachelor's level.

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4. Tidewater Community College

121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 822-1122

Tidewater Community College offers one hospitality program and it is located in the center of Norfolk. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in hospitality.

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5. Northern Virginia Community College

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
(703) 323-3000

Northern Virginia Community College is in the suburbs of Annandale, Virginia. It offers four programs in hospitality. Out of those, it offers two hospitality certificates to students and two associate's level degrees in hospitality. It is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia. This community college is the second oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality programs.

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6. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131
(540) 231-6000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is in the center of Blacksburg. It offers three hospitality programs. Of those, Tech offers students one hospitality degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level hospitality degree, and one doctorate level hospitality degree. 31,006 students seek degrees in 190 programs at VT, overall. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in hospitality.

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7. Dabney S Lancaster Community College

1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1000
(540) 863-2815

Dabney S Lancaster Community College, which is very close to Clifton Forge, Virginia, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in hospitality. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality.

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8. National College - Salem

1813 E Main St
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 986-1800

National College-Salem offers two hospitality programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in hospitality to students and one associate's level hospitality degree. National is located in the suburbs of Salem, Virginia. Overall, 2,976 students pursue degrees in 33 National College-Salem programs. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality.

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9. Southwest Virginia Community College

369 College Road US Rt. 19- 6 Miles S.
Richlands, VA 24641-1101
(276) 964-2555

Southwest Virginia Community College is in Richlands, VA and it offers one hospitality program. 3,755 students seek degrees in 40 Southwest Virginia Community College programs, overall. This college is the third largest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality.

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10. Virginia State University

One Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000

Virginia State University is located in the suburbs of Petersburg, Virginia and it offers one hospitality program. Virginia State is a historically black, public, 4-year, research institution. Virginia State is the sixth largest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality in terms of programs.

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11. George Mason University

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(703) 993-1000

George Mason University is located in the suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia and Mason offers one program in hospitality. This research university is a public, 4-year, research institution. GMU is the largest institution in the state of Virginia offering hospitality in terms of programs.

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12. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

1651 E Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228-2327
(804) 371-3000

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1972. This college is in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. This college is the 12th largest institution in the state of Virginia. This college offers subjects including education, project management, and dental assisting. Students are offered 14 certificates and 31 degrees at the associates level by it. 12,629 students pursued degrees from the 37 programs at this college in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this college. This college is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia.

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13. James Madison University

800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-6211

James Madison University offers one hospitality program and James Madison, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Harrisonburg, VA. JMU is a public 4-year institution. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Virginia.

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14. Hampton University

Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668-0099
(757) 727-5000

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a historically black, 4-year, research institution. This university, which is near the center of the city, is located in Hampton, VA. This university offers four certificates, two associates level degrees, 51 bachelors level degrees, 28 degrees at the masters level, and eight degrees at the doctoral level to students. In 2010, 5,254 students sought degrees from the 74 programs at Hampton U. This university offers subjects such as psychology and education. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits Hampton U. It is one of 8 research universities in Virginia.