Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Department of Hospitality Management is recognized for its excellence in hospitality management education, being ranked number nine of 50 on the list of "2021 Best Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management" in the United States by

The Department of Hospitality Management at IUP is the highest ranked hospitality management program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To compile this list, considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected the IUP main campus based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more.

Department Chairperson Stephen Shiring said, "We are very honored to have been identified as the ninth best hospitality management program in the United States, and first among all hospitality management programs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the team effort we have here at IUP. Our exceptional faculty, Dr. Yasong Wang, Dr. Nicole Buse, and Chef Jeffrey Santicola mentor and guide our students toward successful management careers. We receive crucial support from our administrators, including Dean Sylvia Gaiko and her staff, while combined with the executive leadership from our President Michael Driscoll and Provost Dr. Timothy Moreland paves the way for this recognition. In addition, key members of our team also include our administrative staff, Mrs. Sherry DiPaolo, and custodial support personnel who keep our labs and facilities working all in support of our students. We remain thankful to our alumni and industry partners to help us achieve this prestigious recognition."

About the Department of Hospitality Management

The Department of Hospitality Management is the premier Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Special Event undergraduate program in the region and the largest program in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The Department of Hospitality Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.