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post-graduate activities, and Nondiscrimination Statement. In addition, the content on this page meets federal reporting and disclosure requirements for information outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
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Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HR 4137), illegal distribution of copyrighted materials and distribution of copyright materials is illegal and may be punishable by law. These materials include, but are not limited to the unauthorized distribution of songs, videos, games, textbooks, or other type of creative content.
In addition to any other charges that might be brought against you, the copyright holder can file suit, which can result in legal fees and damages that must be paid.
Therefore, peer-to-peer file sharing is not allowed and is blocked on the CIA network using bandwidth shaping technology. The CIA is legally obligated to assist authorities in identifying individuals who violate copyright law pertaining to peer-to-peer file sharing. It is also in violation of schools policy to use technology designed to circumvent the blocking of this activity.
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.
At The Culinary Institute of America, graduates between July 1, 2013–June 30, 2014 reported that 92% were employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months after graduation. The survey of recent graduates of the world’s premier culinary college had a response rate of 98%.
For additional information on job placement of CIA graduates, please contact the Career Services Office at 845-451-1275.
For more information on job placement rates, please contact the director of career services.
The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world’s best professional culinary education.
We closely monitor our graduation rates, with the objective of improving them and, therefore, student success. We are gratified by the college’s graduation rates, particularly when compared to those of other colleges throughout the country.
The CIA’s overall graduation rate for the 2010 cohort was 73%. For those associate degree graduates who chose to continue on to the bachelor’s degree program in their junior year, 88% received their degree.
CIA graduation rates should be understood in the context of our unique program structure, in which all students first receive an associate degree, and then a subset continue on for their bachelor’s degree.
In the 2015–16 reporting year, the college conferred associates degrees to 1,087 students, bachelor’s degrees to 336 students, and undergraduate certificates to 53 students.
Find this information on College Navigator.
Retention rates must also be understood in the context of CIA’s program structure. The term is used in a very specific way in higher education, generally referring only to students who enter college as bachelor’s degree-seeking students. Since all of CIA’s students enter as associate degree-seeking students and only enter the bachelor’s program upon completion of the associate degree, the commonly agreed-upon retention rate does not apply to our students. If you look at CIA’s information on College Navigator, as of 2012 data there is no retention rate listed for our institution.
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.