98%

Acceptance Rate

$14,760

Avg.Financial Aid

007304

FAFSA Code

About Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,990

Website

www.ciachef.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

The institute that found its genesis in 1946 when the New Haven Restaurant Institute opened its doors in downtown New Haven, it was the only school of its kind in the United States that helped train world war II veterans in the culinary arts. Ever since then the institute has worked relentlessly to grow with a focus on excellence and perseverance. Now, the CIA is recognized as the world’s premier culinary school.

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is widely recognized as the world’s premier culinary college. Our industry-wide reputation for excellence is evidenced by our outstanding faculty, passionate students, and more than 50,000 accomplished alumni across more than seven decades.

At the CIA, the students learn from education professionals at the top of their game, people who have excelled in the food world, who’ve earned academic accolades and believe in the mission of the institute.

 

The university is proud of its diversity and encourages students all over the world to pursue the culinary arts. Some of the programs offered by the institute are Business Management Programs, Hospitality Management, Food Business Management, Master’s in Wine Management to name a few.

The institute also provides its courses through online platforms which makes sure that the students get the opportunity to learn at their own pace.

The institute has a total student population of 2,990 with a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 to make it easy for students to have a proper one on one sessions with faculty members.

CIA Accreditation

The institute is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to offer various degrees and programs.

Location & Contact

Address

1946 Campus Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8454529600
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. It is generally considered that the ranking of any college helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Culinary Institute of America, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

98%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The CIA is ready to help launch your career in the food business. At CIA, feel right at home among a community of friends, students, teachers, and alumni, all of whom share one thing in common—a passion for food.

The application process for the Culinary Institute of America is;

  • Completing the application form.

  • Complete the essay questions in a minimum of 100 words

  • Applicants are required to submit a one character recommendation

  • Official transcripts submission.

For more details about the admissions, we suggest you follow the official website or our admissions page. 

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$31,922

Average Annual Cost

$30,200

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$2,520

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,560

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,900

Total One Year Cost

$48,180

The cost of attending the CIA varies by campus and program a student to choose. You’ll find tuition and fees associated with each campus below.

To help you manage educational expenses, we offer two convenient payment options in addition to our generous financial aid programs:

  • The college's installment is an interest-free monthly payment option that allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your college education expenses over equal monthly payments.

  • You can also pay online in full using your checking or savings account.

The average annual cost to attend CIA is $30,200 while the net price comes to $31,922

The students also need to budget for other expenses such as room and board which cost $11,560, other fees of $2,520, and books and supplies cost $1,000.

The total cost to attend CIA for one full year is $48,180.

To know information about the cost of attendance, cost per credit, bachelor's, master, and other degrees, we suggest you visit our page below.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Other academic year

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

69%

Male Professors

31%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Culinary Arts and Related Services

1,092 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

286 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

34 Graduates

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,956

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

28%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

49%

US National: 44%

Female

51%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

46% White

5% Unknown

7% Black

16% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

15% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

69%

Out Of State

18%

In State

13%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$73,051 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,860/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Steels

School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,880 per year. Culinary Institute of America has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CIA costs around $3,700 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 51% and 49%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$43,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

91%

Average Aid Per Year

$14,760

Students Receiving Federal Grants

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,419

Students Receiving State Aid

6%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,384

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

91%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,373

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$19,781

$30K - $48K

$19,154

$48K - $75K

$16,750

$75K - $110K

$14,296

> $110K

$13,080

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,506,423

Financial Aid department of the university is committed to providing necessary financial assistance to pay for student's education in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants.

An applicant must first fill in the FAFSA form and receive SAR to determine eligibility.

The Culinary Institute of American federal school code is 007304.

A student would receive financial aid in the following forms:

Gift Aid - $14,760

Federal Grants - $5,419

State Aid - $5,384

Institutional Grants - $12,373

CIA Financial Aid Office

Student Financial & Registration Services
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

Phone: 845-451-1500

Email: SFRS@culinary.edu

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