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  • 91%of our students have jobs upon graduation
  • 54countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
  • 931 undergraduate students
  • 82MS and Executive Master's students
  • 34MS in Global Hospitality Business students
  • 15Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
  • $1,000,000 in merit-based college and university scholarships awarded
  • 8,026 alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world


Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant,” but we are so much more! We are a specialized business degree program in hospitality, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing. Our graduates realize incredible career opportunities around the globe in lodging, restaurants, catering and events, casino, spa and club management, food safety, conference services, hospitality technology, sports and entertainment venues, marketing and social media, tourism, revenue management, wine and spirits distribution – and these are just a few specialized areas of hospitality. A huge part of our industry is food & beverage, so our students spend quality time in chef coats learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills. Our focus is always on management, not what’s on the menu! Still, many aspiring chefs come here to learn about the business and operational side of the restaurant industry either before or after they complete a culinary program. Here, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. And with our specialized team of counselors in our Career Development office, we are ready and willing to help you navigate this global industry through internships and career fairs where we bring top hospitality employers to you.

Hospitality is the world’s No. 1 employer. We ARE hospitality. We will help you find your place in our industry!


San Antonio

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and is regarded as the “Tourism Capital of Texas.” Thanks to the overwhelming support by area employers, the world’s leading hospitality management program (that’s us!) now offers classes at Sunset Station’s historic Mission Hotel. Hilton College is the first provider of a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in the Alamo City.


Faculty Accolades

Christopher Taylor

Drs. Chris Taylor and Jason Draper, along with Dr. Rhonda Hammond of Washington State University, have had their paper titled “Hotel Food and Beverage Services: Cannibalistic or Complimentary” accepted for publication in the Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism.




The University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award Committee and the Office of the Provost have selected Dr. Stephen Barth as the recipient of the 2018 Teaching Excellence Career Award; Dr. JéAnna Abbott for the Teaching Excellence Award for Group Teaching; and doctoral candidate Elizabeth Whalen for the Teaching Excellence Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.



Stephen Barth JéAnna Abbott

Priyanko Guchait

Co-authors Drs. Priyanko Guchait and Juan M. Madera, along with Drs. Fevzi Okumus and Nan Hua of the University of Central Florida, have had their paper titled “Can error management culture increase work engagement in hotels? The moderating role of gender” accepted for publication in Service Business, an SSCI journal. Their study examines the influence of error management culture on employees’ work engagement; how gender affects the proposed relationship; and the mediating effect of work engagement between error management culture and organizational citizenship behaviors.

Hilton College is THE place to advance your career with a hospitality graduate degree! Choose from our Master of Science in Hospitality Management, a joint MS/MBA, Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, Online Executive Master of Hospitality Management or Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. To learn more, contact Graduate Programs Manager Alisha Harrison at or 713.743.6537.

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