QS World University Rankings has ranked Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at #6 Worldwide and #2 in the United States. The rankings were determined by rating academic reputation, citations per paper, and employer reputation.
The World Rankings release annual ratings based on subject. 2017 saw 4 new subjects introduced, including Hospitality and Leisure Management. The “Global Top 20 Schools” features only seven schools from the United States, with the majority being specialist institutions for hospitality, including the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management.
The HTM Program has been ranked in the top 10 programs in the country since its existence. Highlights of the program include required internships for undergraduates resulting in high placement rates upon graduation, student-centered teaching, world-renowned research faculty, and close relationships with industry employers. The program is also unique to others in its class due to its location in the Pamplin College of Business, giving students a solid business foundation in the hospitality industry.
Nancy Gard McGehee, HTM department head, is pleased with the results. “Our faculty, staff, and students work hard every day to maintain a legacy of excellence in the HTM department. I am thrilled that QS World rankings has recognized their hard work. It’s doubly amazing when you compare the other programs on the list who are much larger and located in major metropolitan areas.”
To learn more about the HTM Department, visit our website.