School of Hospitality Administration ranked 11th most affordable

Georgia State’s Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration has been ranked the 11th most affordable hospitality program in the U.S., according to Best Hospitality Degrees.

The School of Hospitality Administration’s rankings were based on the school’s out-of-state tuition according a University news release. The school being a part of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business also has one of the Top 30 hotel management programs.

The School of Hospitality Administration’s out-of-state tuition is $22,725. North Arizona University, ranked No.1 with tuition of $9,272, according to the Best Hospitality Degrees.

Debra Cannon, director of the School of Hospitality Administration, said the school benefits from Georgia State’s reasonable tuition and fee structure.

“The School also awards approximately $20,000 in scholarships to hospitality majors each year,” she said. “These scholarship dollars come from industry supporters including corporations, individuals and professional associations in hospitality.”

The school also tries to make textbooks and required learning materials reasonable for students, according to Cannon.

“There are numerous services available for hospitality students that are absolutely free and we encourage them to utilize these resources such as the Career Management Center in the Robinson College of Business and the two Career Expos held annually to connect students to great career opportunities,” she said.

Cannon also said the School of Hospitality focuses on real-world learning.

“We want our students to be prepared with a strong foundation of academic knowledge and skills that will support them in leadership positions in our industry,” she said. “All of our faculty have held upper-management positions in the industry and we regularly bring in to our classes industry leaders to talk about situations they encounter.”