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2021 Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools

13 Colleges
$23,822 Avg Salary
$19,004 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 26,643 culinary arts students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #9 most popular in the country.

Today's trade school students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 13 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for culinary arts majors pursuing an online .

Our 2021 rankings named Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder the most popular online school in the United States for culinary arts students. Escoffier - Boulder is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Boulder.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend SOWELA Technical Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools list. SOWELA is a small public school located in the small city of Lake Charles.

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The excellent online programs at Texas State Technical College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best culinary arts schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, TSTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 13 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Montgomery County Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Blue Bell, Montco is a public school with a large student population.

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SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SUNY Delhi. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools list. SUNY Delhi is a small public school located in the town of Delhi.

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New England Culinary Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for culinary arts students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the town of Montpelier, New England Culinary Institute is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Southeast Community College Area landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best culinary arts programs. Located in the large city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of North Alabama landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best culinary arts programs. UNA is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Florence.

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Mt. San Antonio College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools list. Mt. SAC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Walnut.

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Northeast Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Trade Schools ranking. Northeast is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Norfolk.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 3 majors within the trade school area of study, culinary arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Culinary Arts Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 12,205
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 4,964
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 4,765
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 1,802
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 1,210
Other Culinary Arts & Related Services 734
Bartending/Bartender 289
Culinary Science/Culinology 225
Institutional Food Workers 193
Wine Steward/Sommelier 112
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, & Dining Room Management/Manager 98
Meat Cutting/Meat Cutter 46

Related Major Annual Graduates
Cosmetology 103,674
Funeral & Mortuary Science 1,965
Other Personal & Culinary Services 320

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to U.S. Army Europe Images.

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