Before you make this all-important decision, we encourage you to visit websites of different colleges and request viewbooks and catalogs to learn about their programs and resources. Then make an informed choice using the six criteria below.
Does a college set you up for career success? Look for a high return on your investment with earnings that pay back over the course of your career, and a large, successful alumni network as indicators of education excellence.
It’s a not-for-profit college fully accredited by the prestigious Middle States Commission on Higher Education, as well as the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.
CIA degree programs blend the best of immersive learning, teamwork, and food-focused academics, giving students a well-rounded experience in program curricula guided by the college’s strong industry partnerships.
You can transfer credits and complete your degree quicker, explore study-abroad and concentration options, and continue on to master’s programs to help you match your education path to your career goals.
CIA faculty wrote the book on food; other colleges teach from it, but the industry-tested experts who created the definitive professional chef text are right here, ready to mentor you.
Students enjoy a full college campus experience, with clubs and activities, cook-offs, entertainment, fun places to hang out, and a whole lot more—plus New York City just to the south!
The CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges, and a powerful network of 50,000+ alumni leads in every segment of the food industry.