Accreditation/Approvals

The Culinary Institute of America—which includes campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX; and two additional locations at Copia and Singapore—is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB166, Wilmington, DE, 19801, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Official recognition of this CIA accreditation may be found under "Institutions" on the Middle States website: msche.org.

The Culinary Institute of America holds an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents and is approved for veterans training under the G.I. Bill of Rights. The curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department. For more information, contact the New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, 518-474-3852.

The Culinary Institute of America is a private postsecondary institution and has been granted a license to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; bppe.ca.gov; toll-free phone number: 1-888-370-7589). The definition of approval to operate is compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009.

The CIA is authorized and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15 Street, Austin, TX 78778-001, 512-936-3100, csc.twc.state.tx.us.

The Culinary Institute of America has Certificates of Authorization to operate from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788, 512-427-6101, thecb.state.tx.us.

For further information regarding accreditation and approval, or to review or obtain documents describing accreditation or approval, contact the director of accreditation & assessment at 845-905-4613.