Hospitality School high on ‘best program’ list

By Kenna Caprio, a higher education resource, just released its list of the country’s “20 Best Hospitality Programs.” The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University ranks number four, keeping company at the top with Cornell and Michigan State universities and University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

“Our School is extremely elated and honored to receive this noteworthy recognition. It validates our ongoing efforts to provide our students with an excellent professional education, one which affords them an ability to become highly productive practitioners and leaders in our industry,” says Dr. Richard J. Wisch, Associate Dean of Petrocelli College and Director of The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Rankings for each school are based on criteria including “academic quality, awards, reputation, rankings, facilities, and internship opportunities,” according to website.

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, founded in 1942, is the oldest program of its type in the New York metropolitan area and one of the oldest in the United States.

“The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an exceptional learning environment. This recognition reinforces the fact that Fairleigh Dickinson University has one of the elite Hospitality programs in the United States. Congratulations to the faculty and administration for ranking fourth out of 250 Hospitality programs,” says Kenneth T. Vehrkens, Dean of Petrocelli College.

Rated by the Princeton Review’s “Gourman Report” as one of the top four-year hospitality management programs in the United States, the program offers classes at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus and College at Florham, and four off-site locations: Atlantic City, Jersey City, Mercer County, and Ocean County.

Students can pick from degrees including bachelor’s of science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, combined bachelor’s of science and master’s of science in

Hotel and Restaurant Management (five-year program), bachelor’s of arts Specialization in Hospitality for Adult Students and a master’s of science in Hospitality Management Studies. To see all top twenty schools, visit

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