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About Hilton College

If you’re interested in a career in hospitality, the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is the place for you! Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant,” but we are a specialized business degree program. Our graduates shine in all sectors of this booming global industry – lodging, restaurants, food & beverage management, 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 so much more!

Established in 1969 by one of the most iconic names in the hospitality industry, Conrad N. Hilton, Hilton College is a world leader in hospitality education. We offer 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.

A small college at a major Tier One research university in the nation’s fourth-largest city, Hilton College offers students a real sense of community. Our students benefit from world-class facilities – including our upscale teaching hotel, the Hilton University of Houston; a state-of-the-art wine-tasting lab; a student-run restaurant, Barron’s; and Cougar Grounds, our student-managed coffee shop – and from the skilled instruction of our experienced, award-winning faculty. Our classes, which emphasize experiential learning in addition to more traditional, lecture-style teaching methods, ensure our students gain practical, hands-on, real-world hospitality experience while pursuing their degrees. When they graduate, they are well on their way to finding the job of their dreams.

We are also known for producing quality hospitality professionals who make an immediate impact on the industry, so our graduates are highly sought-after by recruiters from across the globe. In fact, more than 89 percent of our students already have jobs lined up when they graduate!

And with our industry connections nearly 50 years in the making, there is no better place for students interested in hospitality to study, learn and succeed in incredible careers the world over. At Hilton College, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. We ARE hospitality!