**Update: We just completed a review of the best online event planning course here. If you are interested in a course, please read it. Otherwise keep reading below or go to the colleges, degrees or certifications pages.**


The following colleges have exact event planning programs, degrees or certifications, ranked from largest to smallest by enrollment:

University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL – 52,296 undergrads

American Public University – Charles Town, WV – 44,924 undergrads

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, MA – 21.864 undergrads

Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis, IN – 21,777 undergrads

Sinclair Community College – Dayton, OH – 16,285 undergrads

Universidad del Este – Carolina, PR – 12,198 undergrads (please note this is in Puerto Rico. All other colleges are in the United States.)

Northampton Community College – Bethlehem, PA – 9,961 undergrads

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Cincinnati, OH – 8,965 undergrads

Johnson & Wales University – Providence, RI – 8,846 undergrads

Mt. Hood Community College – Gresham, OR – 7,597 undergrads

Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton, WI, – 7,058 undergrads

Niagara County Community College – Sanborn, NY – 5,110 undergrads

Atlanta Technical College – Atlanta, GA – 4,017 undergrads

Roosevelt University – Chicago, IL – 3,727 undergrads

Champlain College – Burlington, VT – 2,922 undergrads

Sullivan University – Louisville, KY – 2,889 undergrads

Dakota County Technical College – Rosemount, MN – 2,424 undergrads

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, NC – 2,255 undergrads

Lynn University – Boca Raton, FL – 1,911 undergrads

Johnson & Wales University – North Miami, FL – 1,904 undergrads

Lasell College – Newton, MA – 1,727 undergrads

College of the Ozarks – Point Lookout, MO – 1,433 undergrads

Johnson & Wales University – Denver, CO – 1,363 undergrads

Stephens College – Columbia, MO – 669 undergrads

Burlington College – Burlington, VT – 177 undergrads

Cleary University – Howell, MI – undergrad statistics not available

There are other common degrees that can teach you about event planning. Tourism and Hospitality Management is the main one but so is Travel and Hotel Management. Here is a list by State of Colleges that offer these types of relevant degrees:


Long Beach City College – Long Beach, CA

Alliant International University – San Diego, CA

Los Medanos College – Pittsburg, CA

Pasadena City College – Pasadena, CA

Saddleback College – Mission Viejo, CA

San Diego City College – San Diego, CA

Los Angeles City College – Los Angeles, CA

Fullerton College – Fullerton, CA

Cypress College – Cypress, CA

Grossmont College – El Cajon, CA

City College of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Butte College – Oroville, CA

Coastline Community College – Fountain Valley, CA

Foothill College – Los Altos Hills, CA

Southwestern College – Chula Vista, CA


Metropolitan State College of Denver – Denver, CO


Florida National University – Hialeah, FL

Miami Dade College – Miami, FL


College of DuPage – Glen Ellyn, IL

Lincoln College – Lincoln, IL

MacCormac College – Chicago, IL


College of Southern Idaho – Twin Falls, ID


International Business College – Fort Wayne, IN


Sullivan University – Louisville, KY


Kaplan University: South Portland – South Portland, ME

University of Maine at Machias – Machias, ME


Allegany College of Maryland – Cumberland, MD


Grand Valley State University – Allendale, MI


Central Lakes College – Brainerd, MN


University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg, MO


Hinds Community College – Raymond, MS


Northern Essex Community College – Haverhill, MA


Midland University – Fremont, NE

New Hampshire

NHTI-Concord’s Community College – Concord, NH

New York

Bryant & Stratton College: Syracuse – Syracuse, NY

Paul Smith’s College – Paul Smiths, NY

Finger Lakes Community College – Canandaigua, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY

Adirondack Community College – Queensbury, NY

Genesee Community College – Batavia, NY

Wood Tobe-Coburn School – New York, NY

Mildred Elley – Albany, NY

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi – Delhi, NY

Schenectady County Community College – Schenectady, NY

Monroe Community College – Rochester, NY

Jefferson Community College – Watertown, NY

Dutchess Community College – Poughkeepsie, NY

City University of New York: Kingsborough Community College – Brooklyn, NY

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville – Morrisville, NY

North Carolina

Blue Ridge Community College – Flat Rock, NC


Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, OH

Columbus State Community College – Columbus, OH

Lakeland Community College – Kirtland, OH

Youngstown State University – Youngstown, OH

Fortis College: Centerville – Centerville, OH


Oklahoma City Community College – Oklahoma City, OK


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania – Mansfield, PA

Butler County Community College – Butler, PA

Yorktowne Business Institute – York, PA

Rhode Island

Community College of Rhode Island – Warwick, RI

Johnson & Wales University: Providence – Providence, RI


Amarillo College – Amarillo, TX

Central Texas College – Killeen, TX

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

El Paso Community College – El Paso, TX

Washington (State)

Columbia Basin College – Pasco, WA

Beal College – Bangor, ME

Washington DC

George Washington University – Washington, DC

West Virginia

Mountain State College – Parkersburg, WV

West Liberty University – West Liberty, WV

Concord University – Athens, WV


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – Hayward, WI

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