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Press Release21 April 2021

UCF’s Hospitality School Ranks Among World’s Top 5 — Again

For the fifth time, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked among the top five in the world by CEOWorld magazine.

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Orlando, FL - For the fifth consecutive year, UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked among the top five best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world, by CEOWorld magazine. The college, which is less than 20 years old, ranked fifth in the world for 2021, among colleges and universities that have been in existence for more than 50 years, such as Switzerland's Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, which ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.


"Rosen College has consistently proven that's its culture of global hospitality education, integrated curriculum and industry partnerships makes it a top choice for educating the future leaders of the hospitality industry," says Youcheng Wang, dean of the college. "We are extremely proud to hold the honored position of being one of the top programs in the world."

Last year, UCF's hospitality programs were ranked No. 1 in the nation and No. 2 in the world in the ShanghaiRankings' listing of 500 of the world's top universities.

Located in the heart of hospitality in Orlando, Florida, Rosen College excels in teaching, research and scholarship. Its in-depth level of course work supported by the HOSPITALITY+ curriculum strategy that incorporates classroom and practical learning through hands-on experience in internships and jobs guarantees that when students graduate they have a deep, robust understanding of the industry they are entering. The college offers five bachelor's degree programs, five undergraduate certificate programs, three master's degree programs and one Ph.D. program.

To further the research and scholarship leadership, the college will host the 6th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism, in partnership with world renowned research journal publisher Elsevier. The two-day summit, scheduled for December 14-15, 2021, will be completely virtual. The conference website is accepting registrations and abstract submissions. .

About the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management located in Orlando, Florida, offers students an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the heart of hospitality. Named the nation's best, and No. 2 in world, the hospitality college has consistently moved up in the ShanghaiRankings' survey over the last three years. Uniquely positioned in America's top tourism destination, we educate the next generation of industry leaders through internationally-recognized faculty, innovative academic programs, cutting-edge research and strong industry and community partnerships. To learn more, visit

Susan Vernon-Devlin
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
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