The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)—which includes campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX; and an additional location in 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.
The CIA holds an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents and is approved for veterans training under the GI 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.
The Culinary Institute of America is a private postsecondary institution and has been granted approval to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95834; www.bppe.ca.gov; toll-free phone number: 1-888-370-7589). The definition of approval to operate is compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.
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 Certificates 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.
For further information regarding accreditation and approval, or to review or obtain documents describing accreditation or approval, contact:
Director of Accreditation
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538