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Conrad N. Hilton College - San Antonio

The world's leading Hospitality Management Program is now in San Antonio, offering classes starting in Fall 2014.

If you're thinking about a career in the exciting and multifaceted global hospitality industry, then you owe it to yourself—and your future—to check out the new Conrad N. Hilton College–San Antonio!

Founded by hotel icon Conrad N. Hilton in 1969, the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world. As a student at the Conrad N. Hilton College–San Antonio, you will have access to great faculty known for their industry knowledge, teaching skills and accessibility. You'll also be able to participate in our study-abroad programs and engage with our career development & placement office, which presents annual career fairs that attract more than 50 hospitality companies each spring and fall. You'll also benefit from our incredible student-support systems and our hospitality networks, which we've built over the last 40 years.

One of Hilton College's greatest resources is our alumni network, consisting of more than 7,000 graduates who work in leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world. And we aren't talking about entry-level management jobs—many of our alums own their own businesses and are presidents and CEOs of major hospitality companies. Our alumni lead the industry because of their training and the experiential-learning opportunities unique to this College. As a graduate of Hilton College–San Antonio, you will become part of this amazing alumni network.

Why hospitality?
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and is regarded as the "Tourism Capital of Texas." According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Establishment Survey of 2012, approximately 112,000 people work in the tourism and hospitality industry in San Antonio, making it the 3rd largest industry in the area. It's the perfect place to start your career in hospitality!

Worldwide tourism is an almost $2 trillion industry. Tourism employs more than 100 million people and will generate another 20 million jobs by 2021. The importance of tourism in the Alamo City creates a wealth of opportunities for graduates of the Conrad N. Hilton College–San Antonio.

The degree you will earn is a business-minded hospitality degree. You will take courses in marketing, human resource management, accounting, finance and law—giving you the solid foundation required for the hospitality specialty of your choosing.

Partnership with St. Philip's College
St. Philip's College has long been the premier provider of hospitality education in San Antonio, with associate-degree programs in hospitality management, hotel management, restaurant management and culinary arts. Now, through our partnership with St. Philip's, we are offering their graduates the chance to earn a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. Graduates of St. Philip's hospitality programs will be granted credit toward their bachelor's degree for most of the courses they've already completed, thanks to the articulation program established at the Conrad N. Hilton College–San Antonio. Classes will be held at St. Philip's until a permanent location for Hilton College–San Antonio is established.

Transfers from other St. Philip's programs, community colleges or universities
If you are transferring from other hospitality or non-hospitality programs, you can finish freshman or sophomore general education or hotel and restaurant management requirements at St. Philip's College.

Scholarship support for transfer students
If you are a transfer student with a 3.1 GPA* or above, you can receive a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more if you register for at least 12 credit hours. Currently, competitive scholarship recipients also qualify for in-state tuition. St. Philip's graduates joining our first class can receive an automatic $1,000 scholarship—if they register for at least nine credit hours and meet the entrance requirements.

* Scholarship requirements for students starting in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 are subject to change.



Assistant Dean
Graham Bowcher, EdD.