Kansas City Hospitality Management Universities with Program Info

Mar 06, 2023

Hospitality Management School Option in Kansas City

Only one school within 50 miles of Kansas City administers programs related to hospitality management. Johnson County Community College is 18 miles from downtown Kansas City, a drive of around 25 minutes. It offers three relevant Associate of Applied Science programs. These degree programs are in chef apprenticeship, food and beverage management, and hotel and lodging management. This article looks at this school and these programs. There is a table of facts about the school, such as enrollment, tuition and graduation rates. At the end of the article is a little information about one more school, more than 100 miles from Kansas City, that offers a bachelor's degree in hospitality management.

School Information

This table makes it easy for prospective students to see important data about Johnson County Community College.

Johnson County Community College
School Type 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2021) 16,643*
Campus Setting Midsize city
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023) $2,328 in-district; $2,784 in-state; $5,472 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2020-2021) 74%*
Acceptance Rate (2021) N/A - Open admission
Retention Rate (2020-2021) 65% for full-time students; 47% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2018) 26% (18% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College offers a Hospitality Management Club for students to participate in. In addition to associate's degree programs in hospitality management and related fields, students can complete a certificate programs in baking.

Associate of Applied Science in Chef Apprenticeship

The American Culinary Federation, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association sponsor this program. Students can earn their degree in three years and learn about food preparation, hospitality accounting, supervisory management and menu planning. Across 6,000 training hours, students receive instruction by an American Culinary Federation chef member.

Associate of Applied Science in Food and Beverage Management

The food and beverage management program prepares students for employment as assistant managers or trainees. Courses are focused on design techniques, advanced hospitality management and food management. Students also learn about food preparation, nutrition and beverage control.

Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Lodging Management

Students learn about risk management, hotel sales, front office management and professional cooking. The program features seminars in housekeeping operations, purchasing, menu planning and loss prevention.

Other School Option

For students interested in a university experience, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management is available at the University of Missouri. It's located in Columbia, Missouri, which is about 130 miles from downtown Kansas City.

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