Culinary Institute of America

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,850
3.2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,499
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.9%
1,887 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,124
95.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
70.7%
362 Graduates

About

Culinary Institute of America is a higher education institution located in Dutchess County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Culinary Institute of America were Culinary Arts & Chef Training (367 degrees awarded) and Baking & Pastry Arts (197 degrees).

In 2022, 951 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Culinary Institute of America. 51.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (482 degrees), 3.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $33,850, which is $18,909 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $33,850, which is $18,909 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,499.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Culinary Institute of America received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$33,850
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America was $33,850. The cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $18,909 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$33,499
2022 Value
9.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Culinary Institute of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,499. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Culinary Institute of America grew by 9.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,240
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Culinary Institute of America was of $12,240 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.68% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Culinary Institute of America received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 21.1% with respect to 2021, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.22%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Culinary Institute of America was 1.22%, which represents 13 out of the 1067 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Culinary Institute of America received 1,887 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.22% annual growth. Out of those 1,887 applicants, 1,790 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,124 students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Culinary Institute of America has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,790
Accepted Out of 1,887

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Culinary Institute of America was 94.9% (1,790 admissions from 1,887 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.22%, while admissions declined by −11.3%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
147
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at Culinary Institute of America in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Culinary Institute of America had a total enrollment of 3,124 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 2,984 students and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Culinary Institute of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.6% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 8.39% Asian, 7.11% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.5%), followed by White Female (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Asian Female (5.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Culinary Institute of America in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 2,984 and the part-time enrollment is 140. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Culinary Institute of America was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Culinary Institute of America had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,455 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    595 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    262 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Culinary Institute of America is 46.6% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 8.39% Asian, 7.11% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 21 more women than men received degrees from Culinary Institute of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Culinary Institute of America is white (482 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America is Culinary Arts & Chef Training (367 degrees awarded), followed by Baking & Pastry Arts (197 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Culinary Institute of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Personal & Culinary Services (661 degrees awarded), Business (259 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Accountants & auditors (1,019,989 people), Other managers (685,250 people), Financial managers (480,875 people), Chief executives & legislators (367,072 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (252,531 people).

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America in 2022 are Personal & Culinary Services (661 degrees awarded), Business (259 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Personal & Culinary Services (661 degrees awarded), Business (259 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Elementary & secondary schools (533,989 people), Computer Systems Design (505,409 people), Banking & related activities (471,084 people), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (404,708 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (404,161 people).

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Personal & Culinary Services (661 degrees awarded), Business (259 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 367 degrees awarded
  2. 197 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America was Culinary Arts & Chef Training with 367 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

465
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
486
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America, which is 0.957 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (486).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 273 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 2.39 times more than the 114 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 173 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 4.68 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Culinary Institute of America is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    482 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Culinary Institute of America is white (482 degrees awarded). There were 3.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (141 degrees).

4.94% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    258 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Culinary Institute of America is white female (258 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (224 degrees).

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Operations

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at nearly $151M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.62%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Culinary Institute of America had a total salary expenditure of 136M. Culinary Institute of America employs 44 Associate professors, 33 Instructors and 32 Professors. Most academics at Culinary Institute of America are Male Associate professor (25), Male Professor (24), and Male Instructor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America are: Management, with 189 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 60 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Endowment

$151M
2022 Endowment
6.91%
decline from 2021

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at about $151M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Culinary Institute of America declined 6.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $139M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.8M
2022 Salaries
16.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Culinary Institute of America paid a median of $44.8M in salaries, which represents 33% of their overall expenditure ($136M) and a 16.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2022, Culinary Institute of America paid a total of $13.7M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
189 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Associate professor with 44 employees, Instructor with 33 employees, and Professor with 32 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Management with 189 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 60 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America was Male Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Male Instructor with 19 employees.

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