Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Executive Education

Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World For 2020

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been ranked No. 1 on the list of the best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2020, according to a new study out by the CEOWORLD magazine, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality (formerly known as the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration) placed second on the list, followed by the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University at No. 3.

The 2020 rankings placed “Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida” in fourth ahead of the “School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University” into fifth; while “Oxford School of Hospitality Management” ranked sixth; and “Johnson & Wales University (JWU Providence)” seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2020, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by “International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University”, “Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver”, and the “School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University”.

Best Hospitality And Hotel Management Schools In The World For 2020

RankHotel SchoolCity/CampusCountryScoreRatings
1Ecole hoteliere de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland92.17AAA
2William F. Harrah College of HospitalityLas VegasUnited States91.98AAA
3School of Hotel Administration at Cornell UniversityNew YorkUnited States91.84AAA
4Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLUnited States91.71AAA
5School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MichiganUnited States91.55AA
6Oxford School of Hospitality ManagementOxfordUnited Kingdom91.26AA
7Johnson & Wales University JWU ProvidenceProvidence, RIUnited States91.25AA
8International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityNew JerseyUnited States91.24AA
9Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of DenverDenver, COUnited States91.19A
10School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State UniversityPullman, WashingtonUnited States90.84A
11Hospitality Management at Penn State University Park, PennsylvaniaUnited States90.59A
12Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly PomonaPomona, CaliforniaUnited States90.55A
13Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant ManagementHouston, TXUnited States90.5A
14School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, ArizonaUnited States90.35A
15School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PAUnited States89.93A
16Les Roches International School of Hotel ManagementCrans-MontanaSwitzerland89.76A
17School of Hospitality Leadership at the University of WisconsinMenomonie, WIUnited States89.55A
18Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied NutritionChennaiIndia89.05BBB
19Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism ManagementBlacksburg, VirginiaUnited States88.97BBB
20Kendall CollegeChicago, ILUnited States88.88BBB
21SAIT's School of Hospitality and TourismCalgary, AlbertaCanada88.75BBB
22Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality AdministrationAtlanta, GAUnited States88.54BBB
23Hotelschool The HagueHagueNetherlands88.43BBB
24Boston University School of Hospitality AdministrationBoston, MAUnited States88.39BBB
25CETT School of Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy SpainBarcelonaSpain88.33BBB
26Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration WGSHAManipalIndia88.11BBB
27Glion Institute of Higher EducationGlionb88.08BB
28Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied NutritionMumbaiIndia88BB
29Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management at the University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AKUnited States87.99BB
30Oklahoma State University School of Hotel and Restaurant AdministrationStillwater, OKUnited States87.76BB
31Johnson & Wales University JWU North MiamiNorth Miami, FloridaUnited States87.4BB
32Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, MAUnited States87.39BB
33School of Hotel & Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong87.36BB
34IHTTI School of Hotel Management,CauxSwitzerland87.07BB
35Glion Institute of Higher EducationBulleSwitzerland86.77BB
36Johnson & Wales University JWU DenverDenver, ColoradoUnited States86.7BB
37The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementDubaiUnited Arab Emirates86.61BB
38Hotel Management School of Geneva (Ecole Hoteliere Geneve)GenevaSwitzerland86.42BB
39Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens UniversityLeuraAustralia86.38BB
40EHL Swiss School of Tourism and HospitalityPassuggSwitzerland86.3B
41Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and TourismNew YorkUnited States86.21B
42School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the University of SurreySurreyUnited Kingdom86.18B
43UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North TexasDenton, TexasUnited States85.92B
44Johnson & Wales University JWU CharlotteCharlotte, North CarolinaUnited States85.8B
45College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, ALUnited States85.76B
46Glion Institute of Higher EducationLondonUnited Kingdom85.47B
47Center for Hospitality and Sport Management at the Drexel University, USPhiladelphia, PAUnited States85.35CCC
48IMI International Management Institute Lucerne SwitzerlandLucerneSwitzerland85.18CCC
49European International College (EIC)Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates84.96CCC
50Hotel Institute MontreuxMontreuxSwitzerland84.42CC
51School of Hospitality at Nilai UniversityNilaiMalaysia84.32CC
52School of Hospitality at Nilai UniversityNilaiMalaysia84.05CC
53Culinary Institute of America New York United States84.03CC
54Rochester Institute of TechnologyNew YorkUnited States84.01CC
55Lubin School of Business at Pace UniversityNew YorkUnited States83.9CC
56Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe CollegeNew YorkUnited States83.7CC
57State University of New York PlattsburghNew YorkUnited States83.5CC

General Methodology on the CEOWORLD magazine’s best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2020 ranking.

The rankings are based on seven major metrics of quality and reputation. Overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1. Perceived Global Brands Influence (20%)
2. Recruiters Responses (20%)
3. Employers Feedback (10%)
4. Job Placement Rate (10%)
5. Admission Eligibility (10%)
6. Specialization (10%)
7. Academic Reputation (20%)

To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, research, and survey. The ranking measures the quality of education, job placements of graduates, recruiters response, employers feedback, without relying on institutions data submissions.

Graduates, industry professionals, employers, and recruiters were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while institutions above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s “best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2020,” there may be many other hotel management schools that offer excellent programs.

* This ranking should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a hotel management school, and are merely one element to consider.
* The top-ranked hotel management school receives 100 points.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 110,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
* CEOWORLD magazine conducted its survey from early October 2019 to mid-February 2020.
* Magazine invited 110,000 Individual from 46 countries to participate in this year’s study.
* Surveys completed by 50,000 graduates; 25,000 recruiters; and 35,000 employers (with 500 or more employees) around the world.
* We analyzed over 118 hotel management schools during the data collection process.
* The overall score is numerical scores given to the hotel management schools based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the hotel management school. Total scores are out of 100.
* The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 110,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

VP and News Editor
Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.