2022 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

875

Graduates Per Year

$47K

Average Salary

#224

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

875

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

50

74% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

223

Art Teacher Education

881

224

Culinary Arts

875

225

Broadcast Journalism

861

Cost

Affordable

$19,260

40% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

353

Technical Teacher Education

$19,338

354

Culinary Arts

$19,260

Salary

Low Salary

$29,360

24% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

324

Educational Administration and Supervision

$29,381

325

Culinary Arts

$29,360

326

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

$29,258

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

147

Information Science

148

Culinary Arts

149

Entrepreneurship

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

59

Neuroscience

60

Culinary Arts

61

Fashion Design

SUMMARY

A degree in Culinary Arts is a valuable choice and usually an obligatory first step for undergraduates planning to enter a career as an executive chef, a culinary food scientist, or a food service coordinator. In fact, culinary arts is a ​unique major being the 224th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 875 culinary arts diplomas received. In-state tuition for culinary arts at private institutions is, on average, 3.1 times more spendy than their public rivals.

With only 50 colleges having programs for this degree you may have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other culinary arts undergraduates, consider colleges in Rhode Island which have more undergrads admitted to culinary arts than any other state. less precisely, the best region to study culinary arts is in the New England region with Southern New Hampshire University, Johnson & Wales University-Providence, and New England Culinary Institute best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to study culinary arts is the Great Northeast Athletic Conference with Johnson & Wales University-Providence representing the conference. That said, our selection for the best school for culinary arts is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be tons of factors to weigh when deciding on institution. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter your choice of where to go to university. At Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which culinary arts college is home to the top campus, the answer is Central Washington University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for culinary arts is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Some of our decisions just might shock you.

If cost is a major influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Drexel University. Drexel University appears to be the most expensive university for culinary arts, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive schools that could put the price tag of Drexel University into perspective. You may also want to know that culinary arts is the 354th most expensive program in America, with an average bill of $19,300. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for culinary arts in the nation is Pennsylvania with costs at the main three institutions totalling $52,146 at Drexel University, adding up to $31,180 at Point Park University, and tuition and fees amounting to $31,180 at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for culinary arts is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for culinary arts is the Far West region which is represented by Cypress College with a cost of $6,840, The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a cost of $17,316, and Central Washington University with a cost of $21,999. On the bright side, the most affordable college for culinary arts is Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,100 for a degree in culinary arts. The price swells dramatically to a median of $17,200 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our pick for the school constituting the best value for culinary arts: Drexel University. On this page you can find our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value overall. That being said, this list is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for culinary arts majors vary a lot, but within two-years of completing the major graduates will often earn around $47,000. There is a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can make up to $88,600. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the culinary arts field make $25,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for culinary arts come from Drexel University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of culinary arts sits near the top, falling in the 85th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for culinary arts is Johnson & Wales University-Providence and here you can find our general list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Culinary Arts ranks only in the 3rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 82nd percentile. White students compose the largest share, 50%, of scholars majoring in culinary arts. Additionally, 64% of undergrads seeking a culinary arts major are women.

The median rating for culinary arts professors is 4.1 stars, a ranking which is 2% higher than the median score for every major; which is a good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular culinary arts professor in the country, take a look at Clinton Hewan from Northern Kentucky University. It might be shocking, but the top rated instructors of culinary arts according to students are at Northern Kentucky University. As we including data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best instructors for culinary arts is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for culinary arts is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching the education process from examples primarily derived from superlatives might create issues. We at Authority hope you read our more focused pages on different universities and read a couple of our background articles on important things to look out for as your school search continues.

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Johnson & Wales University-Providence

#1 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University-Providence is a mid-sized private institution located in Providence, RI ranked 9th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 7,399 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 92.72% acceptance rate. Johnson & Wales University-Providence offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, and Counseling Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-Providence is somewhat moderately high-priced. 54.78% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.jwu.edu/campuses/providence/index.html

C+

Rating

93%

Acceptance

8,227

Students

#732

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#2 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

Culinary Institute of America

#3 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Culinary Institute of America is a small private college located in Hyde Park, NY ranked 75th in New York. It has a total of 3,705 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.72% of applicants. Culinary Institute of America offers 8 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs, which are respectively ranked 3rd and 4th in the US. With an annual tuition of $31,080 per year, Culinary Institute of America is somewhat moderately high-priced. 66.47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw close to $43,200 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Hyde Park, NY

www.ciachef.edu

B-

Rating

98%

Acceptance

3,739

Students

#553

Ranking

$31,080

Tuition

Drexel University

#4 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Drexel University is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 174th in America. It has a total of 17,591 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.7% of applicants. Drexel University offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,146 per year, Drexel University is extremely high-priced. 56.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $68,800 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://drexel.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

28,249

Students

#174

Ranking

$52,146

Tuition

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

#5 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is a very small for-profit associates college located in Philadelphia, PA with a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. It has a total of 356 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 97.84% acceptance rate. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College offers 8 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts program, which is ranked 5th in the US. With an annual tuition of $19,650 per year, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is reasonably priced. 53.27% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make around $33,000 per year, which is 21% below the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.walnuthillcollege.edu

C

Rating

98%

Acceptance

356

Students

#1650

Ranking

$19,650

Tuition

Cypress College

#6 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Cypress College is a large public associates college located in Cypress, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. It has a total of 21,695 full-time undergraduate students. Cypress College offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts program, which is ranked 6th in America. With an annual tuition of $1,104 for in-state students and $6,840 for those from out-of-state, Cypress College is very affordable. 11.18% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in close to $35,600 per year, which is 14% under the national median.

Cypress, CA

www.cypresscollege.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

21,695

Students

#2225

Ranking

$6,840

Tuition

Henry Ford College

#7 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Henry Ford College is a large public associates college located in Dearborn, MI ranked 58th in Michigan. It has a total of 17,664 full-time undergraduate students. Henry Ford College offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts program, which is ranked 7th in the US. With an annual tuition of $4,248 for in-state students and $6,168 for those from out-of-state, Henry Ford College is quite affordable. 7.62% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate close to $31,400 per year, which is 24% under the national median.

Dearborn, MI

https://www.hfcc.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

17,664

Students

#2364

Ranking

$6,168

Tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

#8 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University-Denver is a very small private university located in Denver, CO ranked 12th in Colorado. It has a total of 1,126 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.91% of applicants. Johnson & Wales University-Denver offers 20 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Counseling Psychology, and Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 17th, and 45th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-Denver is somewhat moderately pricey. 54.78% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate more or less $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Denver, CO

https://www.jwu.edu/campuses/denver/index.html

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

1,170

Students

#936

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

Wayne State University

#9 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Wayne State University is a very large public university located in Detroit, MI ranked 22nd in Michigan. It has a total of 20,384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.14% of applicants. Wayne State University offers 387 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Health Teacher Education, and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,912 for students from Michigan and $27,282 for those from out-of-state, Wayne State University is reasonably costly. 40.6% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $40,800 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Detroit, MI

www.wayne.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

31,759

Students

#929

Ranking

$27,282

Tuition

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

#10 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large public university located in Carbondale, IL ranked 38th in Illinois. It has a total of 10,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.38% acceptance rate. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Soil Sciences, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,638 for students from Illinois and $24,094 for those from out-of-state, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Carbondale, IL

www.siu.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

14,404

Students

#895

Ranking

$24,094

Tuition

Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus is a mid-sized private college located in Carolina, PR ranked 39th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 9,730 full-time undergraduate students. Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, and Biotechnology programs (nationally ranked 11th, 24th, and 41st respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,920 per year, Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus is very inexpensive. 30.5% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home approximately $19,600 per year, which is 53% less than the national median.

Carolina, PR

une.suagm.edu/

F

Rating

100%

Acceptance

11,518

Students

#2888

Ranking

$4,920

Tuition

Nicholls State University

#12 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Nicholls State University is a mid-sized public college located in Thibodaux, LA ranked 21st in Louisiana. It has a total of 6,682 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.99% of applicants. Nicholls State University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts and Human Sciences programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 37th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $4,922 for students from Louisiana and $6,015 for those from out-of-state, Nicholls State University is quite inexpensive. 42.19% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home around $37,500 per year, which is 10% less than the national median.

Thibodaux, LA

www.nicholls.edu

C

Rating

88%

Acceptance

7,520

Students

#1713

Ranking

$6,015

Tuition

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

#13 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is a very small private associates college located in Paul Smiths, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. It has a total of 768 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a bit south of 7 out of every 10 applicants. Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Environmental Biology, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 9th, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,280 per year, Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is reasonably expensive. 36.22% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $35,300 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Paul Smiths, NY

www.paulsmiths.edu

C

Rating

70%

Acceptance

768

Students

#1494

Ranking

$29,280

Tuition

Central Washington University

#14 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Central Washington University is a large public college located in Ellensburg, WA ranked 18th in Washington. It has a total of 16,355 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.92% of applicants. Central Washington University offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Retailing and Retail Operations, and Environmental Control Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,318 for in-state students and $21,999 for those from out-of-state, Central Washington University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.1% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $46,500 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Ellensburg, WA

www.cwu.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

17,678

Students

#908

Ranking

$21,999

Tuition

Southern New Hampshire University

#15 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Southern New Hampshire University is a very large private business school located in Manchester, NH ranked 8th in New Hampshire. It has a total of 119,733 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting barely greater than 7/8 of applicants. Southern New Hampshire University offers 134 different majors and is best known for its Medical Informatics, Business Statistics, and Accounting and Finance programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,756 per year, Southern New Hampshire University is reasonably high-priced. 38.43% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Manchester, NH

www.snhu.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

153,883

Students

#1055

Ranking

$30,756

Tuition

Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

#16 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University-North Miami is a small private college located in North Miami, FL ranked 37th in Florida. It has a total of 1,454 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.82% of applicants. Johnson & Wales University-North Miami offers 17 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising, and Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services programs (nationally ranked 16th, 29th, and 42nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-North Miami is reasonably costly. 54.78% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $38,800 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

North Miami, FL

https://www.jwu.edu/campuses/north-miami/index.html

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

1,513

Students

#888

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi

#17 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi is a small public associates college located in Delhi, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. It has a total of 3,552 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.03% acceptance rate. SUNY College of Technology at Delhi offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 17th, 19th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $10,840 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Technology at Delhi is relatively cheap. 42.59% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $37,200 per year, which is 10% less than the national median.

Delhi, NY

www.delhi.edu

C

Rating

72%

Acceptance

3,638

Students

#1667

Ranking

$10,840

Tuition

University of Central Oklahoma

#18 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

University of Central Oklahoma is a large public institution located in Edmond, OK ranked 15th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 16,093 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.1% acceptance rate. University of Central Oklahoma offers 183 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, and Selling Skills and Sales Operations programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,686 for students from Oklahoma and $17,573 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Oklahoma is reasonably priced. 40.67% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate close to $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Edmond, OK

https://www.uco.edu

C

Rating

84%

Acceptance

17,985

Students

#1461

Ranking

$17,573

Tuition

The Art Institute of San Antonio

#19 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

The Art Institute of San Antonio is a very small for-profit university located in San Antonio, TX with a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. It has a total of 846 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of San Antonio offers 21 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Multimedia Art, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 15th, 15th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, The Art Institute of San Antonio is moderately priced. 25.92% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $34,100 per year, which is 18% under the national median.

San Antonio, TX

www.artinstitutes.edu/san-antonio

D

Rating

100%

Acceptance

846

Students

#2790

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

Point Park University

#20 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Point Park University is a small private college located in Pittsburgh, PA with a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. It has a total of 3,734 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.11% of applicants. Point Park University offers 85 different majors and is best known for its Directing and Theatrical Production, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 9th, 14th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $31,180 per year, Point Park University is reasonably costly. 47.66% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw around $37,100 per year, which is 11% under the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pointpark.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

4,981

Students

#1206

Ranking

$31,180

Tuition

University of North Alabama

#21 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

University of North Alabama is a mid-sized public college located in Florence, AL ranked 16th in Alabama. It has a total of 7,088 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 88.78% acceptance rate. University of North Alabama offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 21st, 38th, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,600 for students from Alabama and $19,200 for those from out-of-state, University of North Alabama is moderately priced. 43.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $37,800 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Florence, AL

www.una.edu

C

Rating

89%

Acceptance

8,901

Students

#1546

Ranking

$19,200

Tuition

National Louis University

#22 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

National Louis University is a mid-sized private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 66th in Illinois. It has a total of 3,956 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.67% of applicants. National Louis University offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Psychology and Culinary Arts programs, which are respectively ranked 11th and 22nd in the United States. With an annual tuition of $10,260 per year, National Louis University is pretty low-priced. 37.48% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $44,600 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.nl.edu

C

Rating

98%

Acceptance

8,921

Students

#1824

Ranking

$10,260

Tuition

Southwest Minnesota State University

#23 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Southwest Minnesota State University is a mid-sized public college located in Marshall, MN ranked 35th in Minnesota. It has a total of 8,077 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.91% of applicants. Southwest Minnesota State University offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts and Agronomy and Crop Science programs, which are respectively ranked 23rd and 26th in America. With an annual tuition of $7,722 per year, Southwest Minnesota State University is very low-priced. 44.99% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $37,600 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Marshall, MN

www.smsu.edu

C

Rating

64%

Acceptance

8,718

Students

#1573

Ranking

$7,722

Tuition

Mississippi University for Women

#24 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

Mississippi University for Women is a small public institution located in Columbus, MS ranked 11th in Mississippi. It has a total of 2,959 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 96.64% of applicants. Mississippi University for Women offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Culinary Arts, and Speech-Language Pathology programs (nationally ranked 16th, 24th, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,425 per year, Mississippi University for Women is very cheap. 51.32% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make close to $34,100 per year, which is 18% below the national median.

Columbus, MS

https://www.muw.edu

C-

Rating

97%

Acceptance

3,223

Students

#2120

Ranking

$7,425

Tuition

AI Miami International University of Art and Design

#25 Best Colleges for Culinary Arts

AI Miami International University of Art and Design is a small for-profit art school located in Miami, FL ranked 85th in Florida. It has a total of 1,716 full-time undergraduate students. AI Miami International University of Art and Design offers 23 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Recording Arts Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 16th, 16th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, AI Miami International University of Art and Design is reasonably priced. 24.97% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home more or less $31,600 per year, which is 24% below the national median.

Miami, FL

www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,793

Students

#1972

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition