Our students come from across North Carolina and from a multitude of states along the Eastern seaboard. The School of Hospitality Leadership began as a program in 1987, grew to become a department in 2007, and was named the School of Hospitality Leadership in 2011. The SHL is the largest hospitality department of its kind in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. SHL has been nationally ranked for online education by bestcolleges.com and ranked in the top ten programs in objective polls.
Students can complete the BS in Hospitality Management either on campus or via distance learning and concentrate in food and beverage management, lodging management and/or convention and event management. Our goal is to educate and train our students to be the next generation of leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.