In 2010, tourism generated $95.1 billion in spending in California, supporting approximately 873,000 jobs. Hospitality and tourism are vital pieces to what makes California’s economy thrive. The California State University values placing experienced professionals in the workforce, armed with the skills needed to enhance the profession.
The CSU confers 94 percent of hospitality administration and management undergraduate degrees in California, and produces 64 percent of the tourism graduates in the state. Furthermore, the CSU is the only university in California with a bachelor’s degree program in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. More.
Destination: Cal State to the Golden State
Encompassing attractions that provide adventure, romance, indulgence and inspiration, California has become the number one travel destination in the United States. The CSU has 23 campuses that stretch from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the South, allowing the CSU to provide hospitality/tourism graduates to nearly every region of the state.
Through strong relationships within the hospitality, recreation and tourism industries, the CSU fosters an environment where students can learn and grow. More.
Helping Serve California’s Economy
Accounting for $1.3 trillion dollars in sales and providing more than 13.6 million jobs in the United States, hospitality has truly become an integral part of the nation’s economy. In support of this vital industry, the California State University offers hospitality management degree programs at 14 campuses and has developed the Hospitality Management Education Initiative (HMEI) as a way to help provide an uninterrupted supply of hospitality leaders in California. More.