Future Students

Our Highlights

Put Learning to Work

At The Collins College, we encourage you to dream big and we'll help make your dreams come true. You’ll be inspired every day, both inside and outside the classroom, by a supportive, diverse, and creative community. You’ll apply knowledge in real-world situations and gain the experience you need to succeed and stand out in from day one.

Where Futures Begin

Your education happens in labs and classrooms, through clubs and activities, and even out in the world. The connections you create here – to peers, jobs, community, those who came before and will come after – last a lifetime. You’re able to explore different career paths and experiment with various approaches. The challenges you encounter become triumphs on your way to discovering your passion and pursuing it in the world.

Scholarship Abundance

$200,000+ in Scholarships

Thousands of dollars in merit-based scholarships are available each year for current and incoming students from industry partners and the university.
75% Career Placement

Workforce Ready

Our students are workforce-ready and prepared for leadership roles in the industry by the time they graduate. They are also well equipped to continue their education and pursue a master's degree.

Hospitality Uncorked

This glamorous fundraising gala supports student success by funding scholarships, conference participation, new facilities and more.
Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

This esteemed group ensures the college's methods, practices, and curriculum remain at the forefront of industry trends and standards.

Experience the Industry

Gain exposure to the industry's latest and greatest while creating unforgettable college experiences by touring exclusive venues and attending national conferences and trade shows.
Mentor Program

Mentor Programs

Alumni are paired with students for an academic year and provide expertise and guidance for their student mentees to excel in the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Work Experience

Students gain real-world experience and apply what they learn in the classroom with a minimum 800 hours of hospitality work experience before graduating.

Clubs & Community

Student clubs and organizations get immersed in the industry and engage with their peers, further developing a strong sense of community.
Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

Stand out from the rest with access to numerous industry certifications: Certification in Hospitality Industry Analytics, CAHTA, Certified in Hospitality Business Acumen, Level 1 Sommelier, Cicerone, ServSafe Managerial, Certified Meeting Planner, Rising Star Curriculum, Cvent Academy

7,500+ Alumni

Thousands of graduates around the globe take the hospitality industry by storm. The Collins Alumni Society is the largest and most active academic alumni chapter at Cal Poly Pomona.

Internationally Accredited

One of 70 programs worldwide to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Highly Ranked

The Collins College is ranked #6 in the world, #1 in California, and is consistently placed among the top programs in the nation.