Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

The CIA is #1 in College ROI—Upon Graduation and for your lifetime!

The CIA is among the best ROI colleges and has the #1 culinary college roi rankings.

You know The Culinary Institute of America is the perfect culinary college for you, but you want to make sure it’s the right decision, especially when it comes to the Return on your Investment. And we don’t blame you because it’s an important lifetime decision. But don’t listen to us.

According to an independent analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce study of 4,500 colleges across the country, calculating college ROI based on federal data, there is no ifs, ands, or buts about it—a degree from the CIA not only pays back immediately but grows over time vs. any culinary degree that you could pursue from a degree-granting culinary college.

As you can see, the college return on investment for a CIA education is higher every decade—10, 20, 30, even 40 years—after graduation.

In fact, CIA’s 10-year return is significantly higher than the average for all colleges in the country.

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