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Opportunities in Maryland’s Colleges and Universities

According to the U.S Travel association, travel jobs provide millions of Americans with a gateway to a promising career and the opportunity to join America’s middle class.

  • The travel industry helps its employees climb the ladder of opportunity, secure a strong and rising level of income.
  • Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that the travel industry is one of the top 10 largest employers of middle-class wage earners in the U.S. More than half of all travel industry employees (53 percent) earn a middle-class salary or higher.

The following Maryland post-secondary institutions provide hospitality and tourism education and training opportunities.

Allegany Community College
Anne Arundel Community College
Chesapeake Community College
Community College of Baltimore County – Catonsville
Frederick Community College
Frostburg State University
Garrett Community College
Howard Community College
Montgomery Community College
Morgan State University
Prince Georges Community College
Stratford University
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Wor-Wic Community College

In addition to these educational institutions, there are several comprehensive web-based sources of up-to-date information about hospitality and tourism education and training opportunities in Maryland. These sites include:

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Workforce Exchange

State portal to assist job seekers and students find employment opportunities and other education/training resources. Find a training that is right for you.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Different types of education are available at Maryland colleges, universities, community colleges and private career schools. You can search the various program and training inventories provided below to find information that is of interest to you. Start your search here.

The Maryland Tourism Education Foundation (MTEF)

MTEF partners with colleges, universities, businesses, and organizations to identify and deliver education and training critical to the tourism industry’s growth and development. MDTEF offers a variety of services to link individuals and employers to educational opportunities, including the provision of professional development programs. Learn More.

The Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation, Inc.

Recently founded to promote and support Baltimore City and the local tourism community. Their mission is to nurture a well-educated and diverse tourism workforce by funding educational and training opportunities. Read More.