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.
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
American Public University System offers 8 Hospitality degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 77 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 57 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Associate's degrees, and 10 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV||80 : 1||6,532|
|Concord University Athens, WV||18 : 1||1,886|
|Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV||25 : 1||3,554|
|West Virginia University Morgantown, WV||24 : 1||26,839|
|American Public University System Charles Town, WV||132 : 1||45,249|
|Davis & Elkins College Elkins, WV||18 : 1||776|
|Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV||28 : 1||1,768|
|Marshall University Huntington, WV||23 : 1||12,852|
|BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV||20 : 1||1,776|
|New River Community and Technical College Beaver, WV||23 : 1||1,212|
|Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley, WV||115|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley, WV||21 : 1||1,794|
|Putnam Career and Technical Center Eleanor, WV||83|