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2023 Culinary Arts Students

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

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College is an awfully productive period of one's life; it is a time for personal growth and expansion. Pupils try to realize what they would like to do and build many of the required skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning isn't simply found in the classroom - the late nights discussing Thoreau with a classmate, the wild anecdote received from an old professor, the exposure to a different position. Therefore, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what you gain from your time spent at university.

Culinary Arts is a more racially diverse focus than average*. 50% of the United States' Culinary Arts majors are white students, followed by latino students (22%), black students (12%), and students of other races**(12%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami&nbspin North Miami, FL.

Secondly, Culinary Arts significatly skews female, with 64% of students majoring in Culinary Arts identifying as women. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Sadly, Culinary Arts is one of the nation's least fiscally diverse subjects (Bottom 4%). 40% of its students come from low income families, 14% are from homes who earn between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 21% grew up in homes that bring in above $110,000 a year. Point Park University is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Culinary Arts. The Southeast is the most diverse region, and the Colonial Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 12%

  • Latino: 22%

  • White: 50%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 36%

  • Female: 64%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 40%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 13%

  • 75k - 110k: 12%

  • Over 110k: 21%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 54%

  • Out of State: 43%

  • International: 3%

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