To guide current and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public, this page contains links to helpful information about The Culinary Institute of America as an institution of higher education from a consumer standpoint. For more information, or to request a paper copy of the information provided here, please contact the respective CIA office or the Director of Compliance at Sarah.Putney@culinary.edu.
The CIA respects the rights of copyright holders, their agents and representatives, and strives to protect those rights through compliance with copyright law prohibiting the reproduction, distribution, public display or public performance of copyrighted materials over the Internet without permission of the copyright holder, except in accordance with fair use or other applicable exceptions. The CIA also respects the legal and appropriate use by individuals of copyrighted materials on the Internet, including but not limited to ownership, license or permission, and fair use under the United States Copyright Act.
Employees and students are responsible for understanding and complying with the rights of copyright owners in their use of copyrighted materials. Information can be found at the United States Copyright Office.
Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing on the CIA networks is prohibited and blocked by bandwidth-shaping technology. Violations of copyright law or this policy, including the use of technology to circumvent the blocking of peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject employees and students to disciplinary action, including but not limited to termination of network privileges, as well as civil and criminal liabilities.
In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or fixed damages from $750 to $30,000 per work infringed. For willful infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court may also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. Willful copyright infringement may result in imprisonment of up to five years, and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
The CIA’s Designated Agent for complaints of alleged copyright infringement is:
Director—Compliance and Information Privacy
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Students are responsible for purchasing books from sources of their choosing. The estimated annual (two semesters) cost of books is $800 for undergraduate programs, and $1,500 for online graduate programs. Book lists for each course including ISBNs are made available to students via the Intranet after enrollment.
The Culinary Institute of America submits annual reports to the Department of Education in the area of Foreign Gifts as required by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and gives students who reach the age of 18 or attend a postsecondary institution the right to inspect and review their own education records.
FERPA grants students the following rights with respect to education records:
All questions in reference to FERPA should be directed to the SFRS Office.
Graduation RateView the latest Graduation Rate on College Navigator.
The CIA calculates a completion rate for students in Associate degree programs. It is the percent of first-time students who enrolled during a defined time period and have completed an Associates program at the CIA. First-time students are those who did not attend another college before attending the CIA. For first-time students who entered an CIA Associate degree program between May and September 2015, the completion rate is 73%.
The CIA also calculates a completion rate for students who enroll in a Bachelor’s program (typically as Juniors) after completing their Associate degree. The completion rate for students who entered the CIA Bachelor’s degree program between September 2015 and August 2016 is 89%.
Job Placement for Graduates
For CIA students who graduated between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, a post-graduation outcome is known for 82%. Of those students whose outcome is known, 94% were employed, continuing their education, or not seeking employment.
Retention RateView the latest Retention Rate on College Navigator.