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2021 Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools

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

In 2018-2019, 26,675 people earned a degree or certificate in culinary arts, making the major the #51 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

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

Check out the online culinary arts programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder the most popular online school in the United States for culinary arts students. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, Escoffier - Boulder is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend SOWELA Technical Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools list. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, SOWELA is a public college with a small student population.

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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. TSTC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Waco.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Montgomery County Community College is a great place for culinary arts students pursuing an online degree. Montco is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Blue Bell.

On average, culinary arts graduates from Montco take out $15,334 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $159.

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SUNY Delhi

Delhi, NY

Out of the 13 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, SUNY Delhi landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the town of Delhi, SUNY Delhi is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, culinary arts majors at SUNY Delhi accumulate an average of around $13,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $135, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southeast Community College Area ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools list. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Lincoln.

On average, culinary arts graduates from Southeast Community College take out $12,950 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $134, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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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. New England Culinary Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the town of Montpelier.

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University of North Alabama ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools list. Located in the small city of Florence, UNA is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Mt. San Antonio College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools list. Located in the suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a very large student population.

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Northeast Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Culinary Arts Schools ranking. Located in the town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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

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

Majors Similar to Culinary Arts

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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