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The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946 to train veterans returning from World War II, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 50,000+ alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California,Texas, and Singapore.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

61.61

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

61.61

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

12.82

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

18.16

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

7.42

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

10.39

Why you should attend?

CIA works with all branches of the U.S. military, and has an active exchange program with West Point. We offer skills oriented, specialized associate and bachelor's degrees, which are military certified and supported by the benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program. We have over 150 veterans enrolled at our New York Campus, offer a Veteran's Club, dedicated lounge, graduation recognition, military holiday celebrations, and with food service experience you can earn your degree in as little as fifteen months. A dedicated Veteran's counselor personally walks you through the Admissions process.

Top Degrees

Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Service Systems Administration/Management
Hospitality Administration/Management
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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.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $31,080 $31,080
Fees $1,580 $1,580
Room $8,080 $8,080
Board $380 $380
Books $2,030 $2,030
Other Expenses $3,800 $3,800
Totals $46,950 $46,950
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $31,080 $31,080
Fees $1,580 $1,580
Room $10,140 $10,140
Board $3,200 $3,200
Books $1,030 $1,030
Other Expenses $3,800 $3,800
Totals N/A N/A