Culinary Arts
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Overview
Culinary arts is a program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in culinary arts at each level last year.
05K10K15K20K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all culinary arts graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 53% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 78% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in culinary arts earned in the last academic year, 49% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 56% of other programs.
Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study Cosmetology Services and Culinary Arts (which combines 7 programs). These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
Completions History
What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Cooks, Restaurant
$0$200K$27K
1,231,900
11.8%
195,700
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
$0$200K$32K
936,900
9.3%
147,300
Chefs and Head Cooks
$0$200K$48K
146,500
9.6%
20,500
Cooks, Private Household
$0$200K$38K
25,000
5.5%
3,700
Cooks (Specialized Areas)
$0$200K$29K
17,800
9.0%
2,700
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer culinary arts degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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420 schools offer this program (all levels) in the selected area.
School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
AI Miami International University of Art and Design
FL
1,897
57.2
$21,435
41%
35%
Academia Serrant Inc
PR
528
176.0
$6,196
Adirondack Community College
NY
2,676
31.1
$6,960
53%
27%
Alamance Community College
NC
3,363
28.3
$12,363
24%
Albany Technical College
GA
2,761
27.6
$626
20%
38%
Allegany College of Maryland
MD
1,878
18.6
$9,119
58%
33%
Alvin Community College
TX
4,170
37.9
$7,485
54%
28%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Hollywood
CA
1,078
77.0
$26,860
47%
25%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
CA
1,029
68.6
$19,295
47%
37%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Orange County
CA
719
79.9
$20,439
47%
31%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Sacramento
CA
508
72.6
$18,979
47%
31%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - San Diego
CA
1,206
109.6
$25,805
47%
46%
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - San Francisco
CA
641
58.3
$24,834
47%
30%
Arizona Culinary Institute
AZ
159
15.9
$30,377
61%
Arizona Western College
AZ
5,305
43.5
$9,735
38%
18%
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
NC
5,796
32.0
$8,120
61%
35%
Ashland Community and Technical College
KY
2,033
26.4
$6,380
40%
31%
Athens Technical College
GA
2,649
26.8
$6,188
25%
Atlanta Technical College
GA
3,230
29.6
$2,882
22%
21%
Atlantic Cape Community College
NJ
3,977
56.0
$9,087
53%
18%
Explore similar programs

Culinary Arts is part of a larger collection of programs: Culinary Services. Is there a different program that's close to Culinary Arts that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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