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Arizona Culinary Institute


At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, less-than 2-year

School Size & Setting

Medium | Urban

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Our founding principles are traditional, proven French Method cooking skills combined with the best of modern techniques. We offer our students an excellent facility that is staffed with experienced and dedicated Chefs and Administrators. Arizona Culinary Institute is exclusively a culinary school. We teach a single, well-balanced program focused on Culinary Arts and directly related curriculum. We emphasize practical, hands-on time in small classes, taught in well-equipped and carefully designed facilities. Our program is carefully planned to maximize your learning experience. ACI prepares students for careers in Culinary Arts & Hospitality covering a broad range of areas. These positions vary from entry level to management and include Chef, Executive Chef, Cook, Baker, Pastry Chef, Saucier, Catering, Restaurant Management and Ownership among others.

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cost & financial aid

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 44.0% $4,168
State/local grants 1.0% $20,000
Institutional grants 61.0% $2,123
Loans 60.0% $10,111

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Paying for college

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Applying for financial Aid

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Application Fee

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian52.67%
  2. Hispanic/Latino24.0%
  3. Black11.33%
  4. Asian5.33%
  5. Not Specified3.33%
  6. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2.67%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.67%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled


Undergraduate students


Full Time Students
Part Time Students

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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