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2023 Culinary Arts Cost

There are about 416,870 students enrolled in Culinary Arts in the USA.

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Culinary arts is the 354th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $19,260 amongst the top 50 programs.

The Rocky Mountains have the most expensive schools with great culinary arts programs led by Johnson & Wales University-Denver with an annual cost of $33,054. The most expensive state for culinary arts is Pennsylvania led by Drexel University and Point Park University.

Public schools with solid programs typically charge 67.56% less than private schools for in-state students. However, when looking at out-of-state tuition, the median top 50 Public school charges 38.79% less than the median private school. So, if you're hoping to attend a state school, make sure you're eligible for in-state tuition sooner rather than later.

The most high-priced option in the top 25 is Drexel University, which is the 96th most expensive college in the nation. The most affordable option in the top 100 is Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Carolina Campus. It costs just $4,920 per year, and it's its culinary arts program is ranked #11. Another more affordable option would be #12, Nicholls State University in Lafourche Parish, LA with a cost of $4,922 for in-state students and $6,015 for out-of-state students.

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