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Want the scoop on Culinary Institute of America? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors The Culinary Institute of America offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Culinary Institute of America Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Culinary Institute of America was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked The Culinary Institute of America as #499 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when The Culinary Institute of America held the #552 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

The Culinary Institute of America is also ranked #57 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into The Culinary Institute of America?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 97%, some consider The Culinary Institute of America to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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Culinary Institute of America Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Culinary Institute of America, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Culinary Institute of America is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Culinary Institute of America

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Excellent Overall Diversity at The Culinary Institute of America

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,116 full-time undergraduates at The Culinary Institute of America.

The Culinary Institute of America Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 99.09 out of 100, The Culinary Institute of America is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.09 out of 100
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How Much Does Culinary Institute of America Cost?

The overall average net price of The Culinary Institute of America is $30,262. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for The Culinary Institute of America

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,826 $27,453 $29,857 $32,311 $33,527

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of The Culinary Institute of America, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At The Culinary Institute of America, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $12,291 a year. That adds up to $49,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Culinary Institute of America is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do The Culinary Institute of America Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from The Culinary Institute of America make about $43,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of Culinary Institute of America

Culinary Institute of America is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hyde Park, New York. The Culinary Institute of America is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Culinary Institute of America

Contact details for The Culinary Institute of America are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600
Website: www.ciachef.edu

Culinary Institute of America Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Hospitality Management 231 $37,100
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 44 NA
Culinary Arts 44 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Culinary Institute of America along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at The Culinary Institute of America

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 22 students took at least one online class at Culinary Institute of America. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 22 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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