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’s accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approval to operate in New York State include the online MPS program. Accreditation means the CIA meets national standards of excellence in higher education. The CIA is authorized to offer its online MPS program through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to students outside of its home state of New York located in the following: all 48 other states excluding California; Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and the District of Columbia. This means that if an MPS student lives in one of these states/territories or the District of Columbia, its government offers reciprocal authorization to New York to operate across state lines, and both agree to oversight by regional and national SARA organizations. In the state of California, the CIA is permitted to offer the online MPS program by the Board of Private Postsecondary Education’s acceptance of the CIA’s Middle States accreditation. For more information on SARA, see www.nc-sara.org. For more detailed information about accreditation and state oversight, see those sections of this Consumer Information website.
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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 College and University Evaluation, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 960 EBA, Albany, NY 12234; telephone: 518-474-1551; or e-mail email@example.com. The inventory of registered programs can be found at the New York State Education Department’s website.
The CIA has been granted a license to operate in California by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). For more information, you may contact the BPPE by mail at PO Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; in person at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95834; telephone: 1-888-370-7589; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or to request a copy of documents describing the CIA’s accreditation, licensing, or approval, contact:
Director of Accreditation and Assessment
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538