The Culinary Institute of America

  • Gainful Employment Disclosure—ACAP

    The following information is provided in accordance with U.S. Department of Education disclosure guidelines regarding gainful employment of graduates of this program:

    Q: How much does the ACAP cost in 2013–2014?

    A: Tuition and fees: $27,600
    Textbooks, supplies, uniforms: $1,145
    On-campus room and board, with taxes: $9,670

    Q: What are my financing options to pay for the ACAP?

    A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which you may be eligible, 51% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates in 2012–2013 was:
    Federal loan debt: $3,500
    Private loan debt: $0
    Institution loan debt: $0

    Q: How long will it take for me to complete the ACAP?

    A: The program is designed to take two semesters totaling 30 weeks. 96% of the students from this program in 2012–2013 finished in this time.

    Q: What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

    A: The job placement rate for students who completed the ACAP in 2012–2013 is 70%.

    Q: What type of jobs did they get?

    A: Restaurant manager is one occupation representative of those for which graduates of the ACAP will be educationally qualified. As the CIA continues implementing the Gainful Employment disclosure requirements, the college will identify a more complete list of such occupations.

    Q: What is your institution default rate?

    A: 94.8% of graduates from this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them. The current default rate for all programs offered by the school is 5.2%.