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Top 10 Culinary Schools, Colleges & Universities in US

The top ten culinary schools in the U.S. according to EDinformatics:

Institute of Culinary Education, NYC: founded in 1975, the school's career division offers an intensive culinary education geared for adults at least 20 years old.

Texas Culinary Academy: fifteen years' experience and over 73,000 square feet in their teaching facility.

California Culinary Academy (San Francisco): offers professional training in culinary arts,and hospitality management. The school has recently expanded to two campuses.

New England Culinary Institute: cooking classes are small (averaging 7:1 student/teacher ratio), and has a food service operation. The most popular option is their two-year associate's degree in culinary arts.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston - Actually located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the campus occupies approximately 70,000 square feet, with restaurant.

Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY - One of the best culinary schools in America, drawing hundreds of recruiters annually. The school has degrees in culinary arts at both the associates' and bachelors' levels.

French Culinary Institute, NYC: this school probably has more high profile graduates than any other; they offer graduate programs for professionals along with short programs for "passionate amateurs."

Scottsdale Culinary Institute: offers an associate's degree in Le Cordon Bleu culinary art.

L'Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, MD: the premier culinary school in the Washington, DC area.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Los Angeles, Los Angeles: founded in 1994, it has quickly built into a school, restaurant and book store.

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