Best Hospitality colleges in Illinois

Why a degree in hospitality?

Have you ever thought about working on a cruise ship or helping people book vacations? What about managing a hotel chain in Mexico or a casino in Vegas? You can finally turn that interest in vacationing into a career.

What hospitality degree options exist?

With an improving economy, domestic and world travel are gaining in popularity. The industry has been on the rise over the past decade, increasing at a rate of 17%*. It also accounts for almost 10% of the U.S. job market and supports over 14 million jobs*.

So go see a few more beaches and sip a little more wine. You may work longer hours than the average Joe since people vacation 365 days a year. But when you finally get your vacation, you won’t even have to leave the office.

* World Travel and Tourism Council, Research Inforgraphics
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth in the hospitality industry

Best Hospitality colleges in Illinois for 2021

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 4 Hospitality degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 104 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Western Illinois University offers 4 Hospitality degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 79 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University offers 3 Hospitality degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 50 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 4 Hospitality degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 81 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 70 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 3 Hospitality degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 39 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Master's degrees.

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County College offers 3 Hospitality degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 13 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 8 Certificates, and 5 Associate's degrees.

Illinois State University offers 1 Hospitality degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 119 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 119 Bachelor's degrees.

Eastern Illinois University offers 2 Hospitality degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 14 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees.

University of St Francis offers 1 Hospitality degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 14 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees.

Southwestern Illinois College offers 3 Hospitality degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 15 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 15 Associate's degrees.

List of all Hospitality colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Logo City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
3/5
37 : 1 2,410
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
Elgin Community College Logo Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
3/5
77 : 1 9,931
Moraine Valley Community College Logo Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,032
Western Illinois University Logo Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
16 : 1 7,624
Triton College Logo Triton College River Grove, IL
3/5
97 : 1 9,571
Lake Land College Logo Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
2/5
43 : 1 4,466
Joliet Junior College Logo Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
68 : 1 14,318
Roosevelt University Logo Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 4,071
Kaskaskia College Logo Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
2/5
47 : 1 3,248
Parkland College Logo Parkland College Champaign, IL
3/5
41 : 1 6,510
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 22,064
Richland Community College Logo Richland Community College Decatur, IL
2/5
45 : 1 2,846
McHenry County College Logo McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
3/5
81 : 1 7,473
Illinois State University Logo Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
23 : 1 20,878
William Rainey Harper College Logo William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
3/5
67 : 1 13,477
Lincoln Land Community College Logo Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
2/5
48 : 1 5,446

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