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Most Popular Schools for Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc 711 7% N/A
2 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena 473 28% $13,390
3 Johnson & Wales University-Providence 334 11% $41,461
4 Culinary Institute of America 315 19% $41,510
5 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando 262 28% $13,281
6 City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College 212 18% $5,380
7 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta 211 24% $13,233
8 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago 198 22% $13,238
9 The International Culinary Center 185 31% N/A
10 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis 185 29% $13,157
11 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami 177 18% $13,278
12 Institute of Culinary Education 172 30% N/A
13 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas 164 19% $13,374
14 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale 154 19% $13,268
15 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin 152 26% $13,179
16 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland 144 31% $13,350
17 Central New Mexico Community College 137 1% $2,084
18 Johnson & Wales University-Denver 118 21% $41,461
19 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Cambridge 117 20% $16,264
20 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco 109 26% $14,101
21 Pioneer Pacific College 107 13% $14,097
22 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire 107 23% $36,022
23 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Seattle 105 23% N/A
24 Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte 103 13% $41,663
25 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento 98 22% $17,529
26 Ivy Tech Community College 96 1% $4,695
27 Lincoln Technical Institute-Hartford 90 34% N/A
28 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Diego 88 17% $36,211
29 Johnson & Wales University-North Miami 85 15% $41,461
30 Escuela Hotelera de San Juan 83 20% $10,989
31 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-St Louis 83 27% N/A
32 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Las Vegas 79 18% $13,235
33 Sullivan University 78 5% $32,449
34 YTI Career Institute-York 76 8% N/A
35 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin 73 44% N/A
36 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder 72 37% N/A
37 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College 71 41% $37,870
38 The Art Institute of Atlanta 69 12% $35,296
39 The Art Institute of Houston 65 13% $35,467
40 Institute of Technology Inc 65 4% N/A
41 Elgin Community College 64 3% $4,126
42 Stratford University 64 8% $17,670
43 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Orange County 63 16% $35,326
44 New England Culinary Institute 61 31% N/A
45 Academia Serrant Inc 60 22% N/A
46 Macomb Community College 59 2% $4,043
47 Coast Career Institute 59 15% N/A
48 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles 58 13% $35,317
49 Clark College 58 2% $4,676
50 Star Career Academy-Syosset 55 25% N/A
51 Culinary Institute Inc 52 37% $17,225
52 The Art Institute of Colorado 51 12% $34,351
53 The Art Institute of Philadelphia 48 8% $36,499
54 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 48 8% $33,181
55 International Culinary Center-California 45 23% N/A
56 AI Miami International University of Art and Design 44 5% $34,486
57 The Art Institute of Seattle 42 11% $35,650
58 Star Career Academy-Newark 42 11% N/A
59 Kendall College 40 8% $45,396
60 The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago 40 8% $36,817
61 Platt College-Moore 40 25% N/A
62 The Art Institute of Las Vegas 39 20% $34,648
63 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 39 9% $33,514
64 El Centro College 37 3% $2,960
65 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 37 2% $5,509
66 Valencia College 36 0% $3,644
67 The Art Institute of Washington 36 10% $37,126
68 El Paso Community College 35 1% $3,120
69 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Sacramento 35 19% $32,860
70 Ozarks Technical Community College 34 1% $3,464
71 L'Academie de Cuisine 34 34% N/A
72 The Art Institutes International-Minnesota 34 9% $33,613
73 The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville 34 14% $33,388
74 Houston Community College 33 1% $4,030
75 The Art Institute of Indianapolis 33 15% $29,086
76 Monroe College 32 1% $26,736
77 Niagara County Community College 32 3% $5,164
78 Baker College of Muskegon 31 3% $20,100
79 Star Career Academy-Philadelphia 31 6% N/A
80 The Art Institute of Salt Lake City 31 19% $29,698
81 Remington College-Dallas Campus 30 4% $15,995
82 Virginia College-Birmingham 28 2% $12,250
83 The Art Institutes International–Kansas City 28 23% $33,679
84 San Diego Culinary Institute 28 17% N/A
85 Coast Career Institute 28 16% N/A
86 Southwestern Oregon Community College 27 8% $15,375
87 Oakland Community College 26 1% $3,697
88 Madison Area Technical College 26 1% $5,488
89 The Art Institute of Charleston 26 17% $33,793
90 College of Southern Idaho 25 2% $12,378
91 South University-The Art Institute of Dallas 25 7% $33,445
92 The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Francisco 25 9% $35,119
93 Travel Institute of the Pacific 25 16% N/A
94 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 25 9% $40,021
95 Florida Technical College 24 2% N/A
96 Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 24 3% $5,519
97 The Art Institute of San Antonio 24 29% $33,190
98 Pulaski Technical College 23 1% $4,707
99 Harrison College-Indianapolis 23 2% $16,740
100 Saint Louis Community College 23 1% $3,940

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.