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About Hilton College

If you’re interested in a career in hospitality, the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston is the place for you. Our graduates shine in all sectors of this booming global industry—lodging, restaurants, food & beverage management, casinos and gaming, events, spa management, sales, marketing and more.

A small college at a major university in the nation’s fourth-largest city, Hilton College offers students a real sense of community. Whether they’re pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree, our students benefit from world-class facilities—including our upscale teaching hotel, the Hilton University of Houston; our new, state-of-the-art wine-tasting lab; our student-run restaurant, Barron’s; and Cougar Grounds, our student-managed coffee shop—and from the skilled instruction of our experienced, award-winning faculty.

Consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world, Hilton College emphasizes experiential learning in addition to more traditional, lecture-style teaching methods. This philosophy ensures our students gain practical, hands-on, real-world hospitality experience while they’re pursuing their degrees, so when they graduate, they’re well on their way to finding the job of their dreams.

We are known for producing quality hospitality professionals who make an immediate impact on the industry, so our students are highly sought-after by recruiters from across the globe. In fact, more than 80 percent of Hilton College students already have jobs lined up when they graduate!