School and Ranking Info
The sole school in the Columbus, OH, area that offers programs related to travel services is a state community college with an accredited hospitality management program. In addition to its program variety, the college offers cooperative education experiences and career support for graduates.
- Winner: Columbus State Community College has campuses in downtown Columbus and Delaware, OH, as well as nine off-campus centers. Among its many career-oriented programs is a 2-year course of study in hotel, tourism and event management that leads to an associate degree.
School Info Chart
|Category||Columbus State Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)|| Undergraduate: $4,588 (in-state);
|Tourism and Travel Services Management Awards Offered||Associate|
|Tourism and Travel Services Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2018-2019||20*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2016 entering class||27%*|
|Noteworthy||Programs at the college's Hospitality Department have been approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Hospitality Management Programs|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Columbus State Community College (CSCC)
- Hospitality program includes a 200+ hour cooperative work experience
- Hospitality program provides training in computerized reservation systems
- Office of Career Services offers a job database, information about career fairs and resume assistance
Columbus State Community College enrolls more than 28,000 students annually in certificate and associate degree programs in over 50 areas of study. Undergraduates who are interested in travel services can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Hotel, Tourism and Event Management.
The AAS in Hotel, Tourism and Event Management program includes course topics in tourism geography, facilities and sanitation, customer service and menu planning. Students also learn about casino and gaming functions, hospitality law, lodging operations and sports management. Qualified graduates may find positions with cruise lines, at hotels or in travel agencies, among other related businesses.