Department of Hospitality Leadership Mission

The Department of Hospitality Leadership at Missouri State University is committed to creating an environment of academic excellence. We prepare our students to be ethical leaders in the hospitality and tourism industries by providing an environment where meaningful learning and development is a priority. We serve our constituencies through quality teaching, community engagement, and relevant focused research.

Student Retention Data 2017 2018 2019
Retention Rate % – Freshmen to Sophomore (for all Programs) 84.1% 88.8% 82.1%

Student Learning Outcomes

Professional Placement Rate

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers with data provided by MSU

Professional Placement 2017 2018 2019
% Students employed in the hospitality industry or related field within 90 days after graduation. 88% 88% 91%
% Students continuing their education within 90 days after graduation. 6% 3% 4%
Total Placement 94% 91% 95%