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Purdue University – Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management – West Lafayette, IN
The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) has an enrollment of 550 students and is ranked #1 among undergraduate hospitality programs in the United States. The HTM program prepares undergraduate students for a professional future in the field of hospitality and tourism by offering, along with core requirements, a concentration in Foodservice, Lodging, and Tourism Management. Upon completion of the departmental requirements in the field of their choice, students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

Five good reasons to attend the undergraduate degree from Purdue, include:

  • Hands-on experience in two ongoing, state-of-the art food service settings.
  • The opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of student organizations that will help further knowledge of the industry, develop leadership skills, network with industry professionals, and enhance academic excellence.
  • Over $150,000 in academic and industry scholarships is awarded annually to HTM students.
  • The HTM Career Center is committed to providing every opportunity possible for students to pursue their careers after graduating as well as internships to enhance their education as well as maintain a 99% placement rate for graduating seniors.
  • The undergraduate program was recently ranked #1 in a study published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education. It is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.
The graduate program is limited to 60 students. It is recognized as one of the three leading graduate education and research programs in the U.S. All students develop theses, and are encouraged to develop individualized areas of expertise. Graduate students should expect to work closely with the faculty in preparation for leadership positions in industry and academic careers.

The HTM department also has three world-class research Centers: the Avery Foodservice Research Center, The Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center, and the Center for the Study of Lodging Operations. The Centers are designed to make strong research contributions to the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as be a training ground for those enrolled in the graduate program who want a career doing research in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Purdue University
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2059
(765) 494-4643 Phone
(765) 494-0327 Fax

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