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  • 92%of our students have jobs upon graduation
  • 54countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
  • 874undergraduate students
  • 92MS and Executive Master's students
  • 28MS in Global Hospitality Business students from 16 countries
  • 14Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
  • $1,000,000 in merit-based college and university scholarships awarded
  • 8,579alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world


Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant,” but we are so much more! We are a specialized business degree program in hospitality, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality management, global hospitality business and hospitality administration, respectively, as well as a minor in beverage management and marketing. Our graduates realize incredible career opportunities around the globe in lodging, restaurants, catering and events, casino, spa and club management, food safety, conference services, hospitality technology, sports and entertainment venues, marketing and social media, tourism, revenue management, wine and spirits distribution – and these are just a few specialized areas of hospitality. A huge part of our industry is food & beverage, so our students spend quality time in chef coats learning basic cooking, food safety and knife skills. Our focus is always on management, not what’s on the menu! Still, many aspiring chefs come here to learn about the business and operational side of the restaurant industry either before or after they complete a culinary program. Here, we prepare the hospitality leaders of tomorrow. And with our specialized team of counselors in our Career Development office, we are ready and willing to help you navigate this global industry through internships and career fairs where we bring top hospitality employers to you.

Hospitality is the world’s No. 1 employer. We ARE hospitality. We will help you find your place in our industry!


San Antonio

San Antonio – regarded as the "Tourism Capital of Texas" – is the 6th largest city in the United States and hospitality is the third largest employer in the area. Thanks to the overwhelming support of local employers, the world’s leading hospitality management program (that’s us!) has been offering classes at Sunset Station’s historic Mission Hotel since 2014. Hilton College is the first provider of a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in the Alamo City. It's the perfect place to begin your hospitality career!


Faculty Accolades


Dr. Juan M. Madera has had two papers accepted for publication. The first, titled “Top Management Gender Diversity and Organizational Attraction: When and Why it Matters,” was accepted for publication in the Archives of Scientific Psychology, an APA journal. The second was accepted by the Harvard Business Review and is titled “How We Describe Male and Female Job Applicants Differently.”



Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Trends has accepted a paper co-authored by Drs. John Bowen and Cristian Morosan titled “Beware hospitality industry: the robots are coming.” The purpose of their study was to provide an overview of how artificial intelligence and robotics can and will be used by the hospitality industry, and offers a glimpse of what the use of robotics will look like in 2030.


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Dr. Ki-Joon Back and his research colleagues in Korea, Malaysia and Switzerland have received acceptance notification from International Gambling Studies for their manuscript titled “A mixed method approach of developing a multidimensional scale for gambling fallacy in the Korean context.” The primary objective of their study was to develop a valid gambling fallacy scale for the South Korean population using qualitative and quantitative methods to thoroughly understand the underlying structure of erroneous beliefs toward gambling among recreational and problem gamblers.

Hilton College raised $1.2 million for student success initiatives during its Golden Anniversary Gala, held at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston on Oct. 15, 2019. Throughout the evening, a series of videos were presented to celebrate some of the people and programs that have made the College a world leader in hospitality education. Here is a compilation of these videos – produced by our friends at Staging Solutions.

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