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Associate Degrees in General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts

916 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts is offered at 83 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 62% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.6% of general cooking and related culinary arts graduates were international students.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 916 students earned their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. This makes it the 43rd most popular associate degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 1,600
Basic Certificate 1,246
Associate Degree 916
Bachelor’s Degree 1

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for general cooking and related culinary arts majors with their associate degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for general cooking and related culinary arts students who are associate degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. About 57.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 392
Women 524
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general cooking and related culinary arts associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 122
Black or African American 131
Hispanic or Latino 228
White 310
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 101
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There are 83 colleges that offer an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
78 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kapiolani Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general cooking and related culinary arts program at Kapiolani Community College awarded 78 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Culinary Institute Inc

Houston, Texas
71 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Culinary Institute Inc comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 71 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Culinary Institute LeNotre. Of these students, 49% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
38 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree is Pikes Peak Community College. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 38 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from PPCC. Of these students, 65% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, California
34 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Trade Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 34 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#6

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hinds Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The general cooking and related culinary arts program at Hinds Community College awarded 33 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

YTI Career Institute-York

York, Pennsylvania
31 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

YTI Career Institute-York is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 31 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at YTI. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#8

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
30 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 23,100 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 30 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Long Beach City College. About 48% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
30 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree is San Joaquin Delta College. Roughly 18,200 attend the school each year. The general cooking and related culinary arts program at San Joaquin Delta College awarded 30 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

29 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree is University of Hawaii Maui College. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 29 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from UH Maui College. About 58% of this group were women, and 92% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Cypress College

Cypress, California
28 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cypress College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 28 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Cypress College. Of these students, 89% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
26 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Leeward Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 26 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Leeward CC. Of these students, 60% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, Arkansas
26 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 26 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at NWACC. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#15

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
23 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree is Orange Coast College. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 23 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Orange Coast College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#16

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
21 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bakersfield College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at Bakersfield College. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#16

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
21 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for general cooking and related culinary arts majors who are seeking their associate degree is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#16

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii
21 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawaii Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 associate degrees were handed out to general cooking and related culinary arts majors at Hawaii CC. About 57% of this group were women, and 86% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Cerritos College

Norwalk, California
19 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cerritos College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in general cooking and related culinary arts. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 19 people received their associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts from Cerritos College. Of these students, 69% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
19 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in general cooking and related culinary arts. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The general cooking and related culinary arts program at City College of San Francisco awarded 19 associate degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general cooking and related culinary arts that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chef Training 4,189
Baking & Pastry Arts 1,394
Restaurant & Catering Management 635
Institutional Food Workers 74
Other Culinary Arts 71

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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