Culinary Institute of America

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,080
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,095
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.78%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
97.7%
1,669 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,099
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
69.4%
487 Graduates

About

Culinary Institute of America is a higher education institution located in Dutchess County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Culinary Institute of America were Restaurant & Food Services Management (231 degrees awarded), Culinary Science (44 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees).

In 2019, 1,263 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Culinary Institute of America. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (606 degrees), 2.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $31,080, which is $16,580 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $31,080, which is $16,580 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,095.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,080
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America was $31,080. The cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $16,580 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$30,095
2019 Value
5.72%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Culinary Institute of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,095. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Culinary Institute of America grew by 5.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,500
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Culinary Institute of America was of $11,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.88% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Culinary Institute of America received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.78%
2017 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Culinary Institute of America was 7.78%, which represents 92 out of the 1182 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Culinary Institute of America received 1,669 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 61.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,669 applicants, 1,631 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,099 students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Culinary Institute of America has an overall enrollment yield of 37.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,631
Accepted Out of 1,669

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Culinary Institute of America was 97.7% (1,631 admissions from 1,669 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 98%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 61.3%, while admissions grew by 60.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Culinary Institute of America in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Culinary Institute of America has a total enrollment of 3,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 3,099 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% 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 47% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Black or African American, 6.97% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.516% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.323% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Culinary Institute of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 3,099 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Culinary Institute of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,457
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    479
  3. Black or African American
    226

The enrolled student population at Culinary Institute of America is 47% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Black or African American, 6.97% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.516% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.323% 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 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 157 students (5.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 105 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 (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America is Restaurant & Food Services Management (231 degrees awarded), followed by Culinary Science (44 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees).

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 (988 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), and Business (231 degrees).

Workforce

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 (978,325 people), Other managers (684,778 people), Financial managers (480,444 people), Chief executives & legislators (361,696 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (254,192 people).

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Personal & Culinary Services (988 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), and Business (231 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Personal & Culinary Services (988 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), and Business (231 degrees).

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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 (514,018 people), Banking & related activities (465,868 people), Computer Systems Design (465,432 people), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (390,843 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (384,807 people).

The most specialized majors at Culinary Institute of America are Personal & Culinary Services (988 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), and Business (231 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Culinary Institute of America.
Most Common
  1. 231 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America was Restaurant & Food Services Management with 231 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

579
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
684
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 579 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (684).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 399 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.93 times more than the 207 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 270 degrees were awarded to women at Culinary Institute of America in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 5.74 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Culinary Institute of America is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
  1. White
    606 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Culinary Institute of America is white (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    333 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Culinary Institute of America is white female (333 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (273 degrees).

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Operations

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at nearly $138M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.37M (3.89%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Culinary Institute of America had a total salary expenditure of $150M. Culinary Institute of America employs 48 Associate professors, 35 Professors, and 29 Instructors. Most academics at Culinary Institute of America are Male Associate professors (33), Male Professors(24), and Male Instructors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America are: Management, with 206 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 93 employees, and Service with 71 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$138M
2019 Endowment
1.43%
growth from 2018

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at about $138M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Culinary Institute of America grew 1.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $128M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $639k - Federal
  2. $394k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Culinary Institute of America received $639k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $394k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.1M
2019 Salaries
2.68%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Culinary Institute of America paid a median of $54.1M in salaries, which represents 36% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 2.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.16% decline from 2017 and a 0.533% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.3M
Instructional Salaries
138
Number of Employees

In 2019, Culinary Institute of America paid a total of $14.3M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
206 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Associate professor with 48 employees; Professor with 35 employees; and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Management with 206 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 93 employees; and Service with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Male Instructor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Culinary Institute of America.

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