Hilton College was founded in 1969 by hotel icon Conrad N. Hilton and is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world.
Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized researchers who are involved in cutting-edge research projects with industry partners.
Students consistently rank Hilton College faculty and classes at the top among the other University of Houston colleges when evaluating overall teaching effectiveness of instructors, overall quality of courses, the instructors’ availability for individual assistance, and the instructors’ demonstration of respect toward students.
Our tripartite Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business with partners Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked No. 2 in the world by Eduniversal Group.
The Hospitality Industry Archives, the world's largest repository for the hospitality industry, are located in the Massad Family Library Research Center at Hilton College. The archives offer more than 3,000 linear feet of artifacts, papers, memorabilia and more from iconic hospitality companies.
The Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, created in 1995 to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of some of the industry’s most iconic figures and brands, is housed at Hilton College.
Hilton College is part of the Hilton University of Houston, which serves as a teaching facility for our lodging students – 70 percent of our hotel team members are students. We are the only hospitality program in the world where students work – and take classes – in an internationally branded, full-service hotel.
Our state-of-the-art wine lab, the Spec's Beverage & Food Appreciation Laboratory, is the only facility of its kind between the U.S. coasts. The lab is dedicated to wine education and research, and offers tastings as well as food demonstrations.
Our bi-annual career fairs feature recruiters from some of the top hospitality companies in the world.
More than 91 percent of our students have jobs lined up upon graduation.
Hilton College boasts 12 student organizations, many of which have affiliations to national professional associations. These include the nation’s largest student chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) and the student chapter of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).