Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,793
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,767 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Culinary Institute of America is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,045 applications and 985 students were granted admission. Culinary Institute of America is at the #92 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Culinary Institute of America's tuition was $28,630 for all students regardless of residency (6.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Culinary Institute of America's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,115 (which is 6.5% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Culinary Institute of America in 2016-2017, was 356, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,719 (which is 3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Culinary Institute of America has enrolled a total of 2,793 students (2,793 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,793 students, 312 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and 2,774 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 19 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 50%

Hispanic: 16%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Asian: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Culinary Institute of America.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Personal And Culinary Services 78% 3,472
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 560
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 42

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Culinary Institute of America full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Culinary Institute of America graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,400. Last year, out of the total 1,966 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,828 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,829 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,646 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,400 $42,400
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 1,966 1,829

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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Vassar College
4.6 mile away
Mount Saint Mary College
16.7 mile away
Bard College
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Yeshivas Maharit D'Satmar
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