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Basic Certificates in Culinary Arts

8,217 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 335 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in culinary arts. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 56% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of culinary arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Culinary Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 8,217 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
Associate’s Degree 9,185
Undergraduate Certificate 8,562
Basic Certificate 8,217
Bachelor’s Degree 679

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

The data on debt ranges for culinary arts majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in culinary arts. About 56.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,576
Women 4,641
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Culinary Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of culinary arts basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 431
Black or African American 1,838
Hispanic or Latino 1,952
White 3,206
International Students 184
Other Races/Ethnicities 606
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Culinary Arts Basic Certificate Students

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
55% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for culinary arts students seekinga basic certificate is The International Culinary Center. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 485 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at The International Culinary Center. Of these students, 55% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Institute of Culinary Education

New York, New York
455 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
51% 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 500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 455 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Institute of Culinary Education. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#3

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
271 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
56% 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 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 271 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Lake Land College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#4

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
177 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
97% 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 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 177 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Atlanta Area Tech. Of these students, 72% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

175 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Kennedy-King College. About 74% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
174 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 174 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Ivy Tech Community College. About 75% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Culinary Tech Center

New York, New York
144 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Culinary Tech Center is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Culinary Tech Center. Of these students, 39% were women and 89% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

137 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Culinary Education - Los Angeles is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 137 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Institute of Culinary Education - Los Angeles. About 44% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

136 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
50% 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. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Jefferson Community and Technical College. Of these students, 59% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
123 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pueblo Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 123 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Pueblo Community College. Of these students, 17% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

118 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

International Culinary Center-California comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at The French Culinary Institute. Of these students, 47% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

St Philip's College

San Antonio, Texas
114 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Philip's College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in culinary arts. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at St Philip's College. Of these students, 69% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Los Angeles Mission College

Sylmar, California
113 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
76% 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. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Los Angeles Mission College. Of these students, 48% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
102 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
76% 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 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at MDC. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#15

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
77% 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. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at CGTC. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#16

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
92 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The culinary arts program at South Georgia Technical College awarded 92 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 66% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
89 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santiago Canyon College. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at SCC. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

89 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for culinary arts majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 89 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from UA Pulaski Tech. Of these students, 75% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
85 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 basic certificates were handed out to culinary arts majors at Sinclair Community College. About 94% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
84 Yearly Graduations
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in culinary arts. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their basic certificate in culinary arts from Lee College.

Culinary Arts Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chef Training 2,966
General Cooking & Culinary Arts 1,525
Baking & Pastry Arts 1,272
Food Preparation/Kitchen Assistant 1,013
Restaurant & Catering Management 706

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Cosmetology 41,711
Other Personal & Culinary Services 235
Funeral & Mortuary Science 172

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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