Culinary Science
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Overview
Culinary science is a program that focuses on the blending of food science and the culinary arts and that prepares individuals to work as research chefs and related research and development positions in the food industry. includes instruction in culinary arts, food chemistry, food safety and quality, food processing, nutrition, and business management.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in culinary science at each level last year.
0501001502000-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateBachelor's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all culinary science graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 59% 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 lower percentage of graduates than in 69% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in culinary science earned in the last academic year, 58% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 45% 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
Food Service Managers
$0$200K$54K
308,700
9.0%
37,100
Postsecondary Teachers (Specialized Areas)
$0$200K$66K
236,500
9.4%
20,700
Chefs and Head Cooks
$0$200K$48K
146,500
9.6%
20,500
Cooks (Specialized Areas)
$0$200K$29K
17,800
9.0%
2,700
Food Scientists and Technologists
$0$200K$65K
17,000
5.7%
1,800
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Where can I complete this program?
What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer culinary science 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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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Bastyr University
WA
222
46.2
72%
88%
Culinary Institute of America
NY
4,374
31.0
$32,290
81%
78%
Dominican University
IL
2,232
20.2
$18,250
81%
65%
Erie Community College
NY
10,798
36.5
$4,875
51%
31%
Ivy Tech Community College
IN
56,332
45.0
$6,423
44%
21%
Southwest Minnesota State University
MN
3,345
35.1
$14,854
77%
45%
Texas Woman's University
TX
8,501
29.1
$9,129
69%
50%
The University of Texas at Austin
TX
36,461
18.0
$14,356
86%
79%
Explore similar programs

Culinary Science is part of a larger collection of programs: Culinary Services. Is there a different program that's close to Culinary Science 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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