The Culinary Institute of America

  • Accreditation and Approvals

    Accreditation

    The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)—which includes campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore—is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Official recognition of the CIA’s accreditation status may be found under “Institutions” on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's website.

    New York State

    The CIA holds an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents and is approved for veterans training under the G.I. Bill of Rights. The curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department. For more information, contact the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions, Cultural Education Center, Room 5B28, Albany, NY 12230, 518-474-5851. The inventory of registered programs can be found at the New York State Education Department’s website.

    Texas

    The CIA is authorized by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15 Street, Austin, TX 78778-001, 512-936-3100. Official recognition of the approved programs can be found on the Texas Workforce Commission’s website.

    The CIA has a Certificate of Authorization to operate in Texas from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512-427-6200. The inventory of approved degree programs can be found on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s website.

    California

    Private postsecondary schools in California are regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education as a result of the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009, unless they are exempt according to sections 94874-94874.1 of the California Education Code.

    • 94874.1. (a) Except as provided in Section 94874.2, an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education, and is not an agency described in subdivision (i) of Section 94874, is exempt from this chapter, except Article 14 (commencing with Section 94923).
    • (b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.

    The CIA qualifies for this exemption because it is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and is not an agency described in subdivision (i) of section 94874. This exemption allows the CIA to operate in California and offer degrees and programs within the scope of the college’s accreditation. The entire text relevant to the referenced California Education Code can be found in a PDF on the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education’s website.

    For further information regarding accreditation and approvals, please contact:

    Director of Accreditation
    The Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538

    845-451-1614

  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-452-9600