Mission, Vision, Student Success, and Assessment

Mission of the Hospitality Management Program

The Hospitality Management Department advances the land-grant mission, hospitality industry, and discipline by: Preparing students with educational experiences that positively impact the individual, their careers, and society; and conducting applied, industry‐centered research to enhance the well‐being of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Vision of the Hospitality Management Program

We will be regionally recognized:

  • As a premier hospitality program preparing the next generation of hospitality managers and executives with strong leadership skills;
  • For delivering outstanding graduate education.

Student Success

Student Retention Data 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Retention Rate % - Freshmen to Sophomore (for all Programs) 80.8% 73.4% 77.8%


Professional Placement 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
% Students employed in the hospitality industry or a related field within 90 days after graduation 80.8% 73.4% 76.2%
% Students contrinuting their education within 90 days after graduation 1.9% 0% 0.1%
Total Placement 82.7% 73.4% 76.3%


Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Foodservice, Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration

Doctor of Philosophy in Foodservice and Hospitality Management