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Basic Certificates in Culinary Arts

6,431 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in culinary arts is offered at 335 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 54% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.1% of culinary arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Culinary Arts Majors

In 2019-2020, 6,431 earned their basic certificate in culinary arts. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in culinary arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 7,563
Associate Degree 7,304
Basic Certificate 6,431
Bachelor’s Degree 588

Earnings of Culinary Arts Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in culinary arts. About 58.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,657
Women 3,774
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The racial-ethnic distribution of culinary arts basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 330
Black or African American 1,430
Hispanic or Latino 1,426
White 2,577
International Students 138
Other Races/Ethnicities 530
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There are 335 colleges that offer a basic certificate in culinary arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

The International Culinary Center

New York, New York
485 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for culinary arts students seekinga basic certificate is The International Culinary Center. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 485 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from The International Culinary Center. About 61% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Institute of Culinary Education

New York, New York
455 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Culinary Education is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The culinary arts program at Institute of Culinary Education awarded 455 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
271 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 271 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Lake Land College. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#4

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
177 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 177 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Atlanta Area Tech. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

175 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The culinary arts program at City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College awarded 175 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
174 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The culinary arts program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 174 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Culinary Tech Center

New York, New York
144 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Culinary Tech Center comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 144 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Culinary Tech Center. Of these students, 42% were women and 94% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

137 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Culinary Education - Los Angeles comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 137 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Institute of Culinary Education - Los Angeles. About 49% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

136 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 136 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Jefferson Community and Technical College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#10

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
123 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pueblo Community College. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The culinary arts program at Pueblo Community College awarded 123 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

St Philip's College

San Antonio, Texas
114 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Philip's College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 114 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from St Philip's College. Of these students, 84% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Los Angeles Mission College

Sylmar, California
113 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Los Angeles Mission College. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 113 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Los Angeles Mission College. Around 90% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#14

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
102 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Miami Dade College. Each year, around 46,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 102 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at MDC. About 52% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Georgia Technical College. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 96 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at CGTC. About 69% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
92 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The culinary arts program at South Georgia Technical College awarded 92 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

89 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 89 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from UA Pulaski Tech. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#19

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
85 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 85 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Sinclair Community College. Of these students, 71% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
84 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 84 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Lee College. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

Culinary Arts Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chef Training 2,344
General Cooking & Culinary Arts 1,246
Baking & Pastry Arts 1,014
Food Preparation/Kitchen Assistant 767
Restaurant & Catering Management 642

Below are some popular majors that are similar to culinary arts that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Cosmetology 38,792
Other Personal & Culinary Services 181
Funeral & Mortuary Science 139

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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