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Best Culinary Arts Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Culinary Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 50 Culinary Arts schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Culinary Arts Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 134 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 116 Certificates degrees, and 18 Associate's degrees.

2 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA

Orange Coast College offers 3 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 78 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 57 Certificates degrees, and 21 Associate's degrees.

3 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA

Saddleback College offers 3 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 16 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 13 Certificates degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

4 Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA

Mt San Antonio College offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 20 Certificates degrees.

5 Cypress College Cypress, CA

Cypress College offers 3 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 49 Certificates degrees, and 21 Associate's degrees.

6 Palomar College San Marcos, CA

Palomar College offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 2 Certificates degrees.

7 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA

Pasadena City College offers 1 Culinary Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 1 Certificates degree.

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8 Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA

Diablo Valley College offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 43 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 34 Certificates degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

9 San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA

San Diego Mesa College offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 38 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 25 Certificates degrees, and 13 Associate's degrees.

10 American River College Sacramento, CA

American River College offers 2 Culinary Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 24 students graduated in the study area of Culinary Arts with students earning 23 Certificates degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
1/5
37 : 1 22,411
Orange Coast College Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
1/5
53 : 1 22,140
Saddleback College Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
1/5
42 : 1 19,552
Mt San Antonio College Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
1/5
45 : 1 28,991
University Logo Cypress College Cypress, CA
1/5
44 : 1 16,187
Palomar College Palomar College San Marcos, CA
1/5
44 : 1 23,482
Pasadena City College Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
1/5
46 : 1 27,050
Diablo Valley College Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA
1/5
43 : 1 19,694
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
1/5
55 : 1 24,208
American River College American River College Sacramento, CA
1/5
49 : 1 29,381
Glendale Community College Glendale Community College Glendale, CA
1/5
39 : 1 15,588
Cuesta College Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
1/5
37 : 1 9,600
Grossmont College Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
1/5
45 : 1 18,159
City College of San Francisco City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
1/5
26 : 1 23,391
San Joaquin Delta College San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
1/5
55 : 1 17,895
Chaffey College Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1/5
43 : 1 21,054
Long Beach City College Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
1/5
44 : 1 24,478
College of the Canyons College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
1/5
48 : 1 18,437
Cerritos College Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
1/5
49 : 1 22,043
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
1/5
37 : 1 17,920
International Culinary Center-California International Culinary Center-California Campbell, CA 16 : 1 121
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena Pasadena, CA
3/5
37 : 1 1,510
Laney College Laney College Oakland, CA
1/5
50 : 1 11,667
College of the Desert College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA
1/5
40 : 1 10,466
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
1/5
42 : 1 13,136

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