At the CIA, we welcome our students’ parents and families as an integral part of our community—a community bound by a shared passion for food. For some CIA families, their students’ love for food began early by practicing recipes in the kitchen with grandparents. Regardless of where this passion for food ignited, it’s undeniable that they love it. Creating it. Sharing it. Connecting over it. Food is an integral part of who they are. At the CIA, we get it because we live food every day. We’ll prepare your student for an amazing career in a creative profession that’s filled with opportunities—including ones they haven’t even imagined yet. We’re excited to share more about the CIA—your student is going to love it here.
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Starting college is a big step and your student isn’t the only one embarking on this journey—you are as well. As a key decision maker in helping your student find their perfect college fit, you want a place that can challenge them, build their skills, and prepare them for real-world success. At the CIA, we promise to do just that—ensuring they have a personal success team to guide them all the way to graduation—and beyond. But that’s not all you’ll love about the CIA—ready to learn more?
There’s no better way to see what the CIA has to offer than to visit one of our campuses.
CIA students learn from education professionals at the top of their game—our faculty have worked and won awards in every area of food and higher education.
To say the CIA is a hands-on learning experience is a total understatement—with 1,300+ kitchen hours, paid internships and nine award-winning, public restaurants. It’s real-world experience you won’t find anywhere else.
We’re committed to putting our amazing education well within reach. In fact, more than 90% of CIA students receive some form of financial aid.
The fabulous food world is so diverse, and CIA majors reflect that. No matter which career path your student chooses, they’ll find the perfect match among CIA programs.
CIA grads join an exclusive network of industry leaders and change makers over 50,000 strong.
Each CIA campus offers a distinct flavor, a unique feel; yet at every one, your student will be part of a tight-knit, diverse community, united in a shared passion for food.
CIA bachelor’s students can travel the globe and experience different foods and cultures—focusing their education on exactly what they want to do for their career.
CIA graduates are a cut above the rest. It’s why top food and hospitality companies continually look to hire them—they’re the best of the best. Are you ready to join them? Hear why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.