Culinary Institute of America

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,000
2.96% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,583
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.53%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
96.7%
1,777 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,231
100% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.8%
569 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 (183 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), and Culinary Science (30 degrees).

In 2020, 768 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Culinary Institute of America. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (362 degrees), 3.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $32,000, which is $17,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $32,000, which is $17,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,583.

In 2020, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America was $32,000. The cost of tuition at Culinary Institute of America is $17,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$31,583
2020 Value
4.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Culinary Institute of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,583. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Culinary Institute of America grew by 4.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,710
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Culinary Institute of America was of $11,710 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.83% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Culinary Institute of America received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, 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.
5.53%
2018 Default Rate
64
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Culinary Institute of America was 5.53%, which represents 64 out of the 1157 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 1,777 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.47% annual growth. Out of those 1,777 applicants, 1,718 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,231 students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Culinary Institute of America has an overall enrollment yield of 33.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,718
Accepted Out of 1,777

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Culinary Institute of America was 96.7% (1,718 admissions from 1,777 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 97.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.47%, while admissions grew by 5.33%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Culinary Institute of America has a total enrollment of 3,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 3,231 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 48.4% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Black or African American, 7.21% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.402% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Culinary Institute of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Culinary Institute of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Culinary Institute of America is 3,231 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 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 (71.5%), 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
    1,563
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    547
  3. Black or African American
    266

The enrolled student population at Culinary Institute of America is 48.4% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.23% Black or African American, 7.21% Asian, 3.81% Two or More Races, 0.402% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.402% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 66 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 (362 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America is Restaurant & Food Services Management (183 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (34 degrees) and Culinary Science (30 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 (543 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), and Business (191 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 (543 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), and Business (191 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 (543 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), and Business (191 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 (543 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (34 degrees), and Business (191 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. 183 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 30 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Culinary Institute of America was Restaurant & Food Services Management with 183 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

351
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 351 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America, which is 0.842 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Culinary Institute of America in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.72 times more than the 129 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 135 degrees were awarded to women at Culinary Institute of America in Baking & Pastry Arts, which is 5 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Culinary Institute of America is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    362 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Culinary Institute of America is white (362 degrees awarded). There were 3.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

5.47% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    193 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    169 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Culinary Institute of America is white female (193 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (169 degrees).

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Operations

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at nearly $128M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.11M (1.64%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Culinary Institute of America had a total salary expenditure of $142M. Culinary Institute of America employs 50 Associate professors, 33 Professors, and 27 Instructors. Most academics at Culinary Institute of America are Male Associate professors (34), Male Professors(23), and Male Instructors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America are: Management, with 163 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 61 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$128M
2020 Endowment
7.22%
decline from 2019

Culinary Institute of America has an endowment valued at about $128M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Culinary Institute of America declined 7.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $118M 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. $3.43M - Federal
  2. $347k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Culinary Institute of America received $3.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $347k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50.4M
2020 Salaries
6.72%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Culinary Institute of America paid a median of $50.4M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($142M) and a 6.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2018 and a 1.16% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.8M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2020, Culinary Institute of America paid a total of $13.8M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Associate professor with 50 employees; Professor with 33 employees; and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America were Management with 163 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 61 employees; and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Culinary Institute of America was Male Associate professor with 34 employees, Male Professor with 23 employees, and Male Instructor with 18 employees.

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

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