25 Best Associate in Culinary Arts Programs 2020

These 25 colleges offer the best culinary arts programs in 2020 based on median starting salaries. Graduates of the culinary arts associate degree program at University of Hawaii Maui College earned a median $37,600 in their first year after college. Coming in second, Johnson County Community College had a median salary of $34,400 for culinary arts students at the associate level.

Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education. View our methodology for more details about these rankings or read more about the top-ranked schools.

2020 Best Colleges Highlights

Learn more about the top five colleges for an Associate in Culinary Arts degree. You can also read student reviews of each school by clicking on the stars. Although student reviews were not used as a ranking factor in this list, we provide ratings and reviews so students can consider the experience of alumni in their decision-making process.