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Culinary Schools In Indiana

Indiana has 4 accredited culinary schools where culinary faculty who teach culinary classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the culinary academic community in Indiana, and the future trends in culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Harrison College-Indianapolis

    550 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2611

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Oakland City University

    138 N Lucretia St, Oakland City, Indiana 47660-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Vincennes University

    1002 N First St, Vincennes, Indiana 47591

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The Art Institute of Indianapolis

    3500 DePauw Blvd Suite 1010, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Indiana Vs. National Culinary Employment

Indiana 45,190
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Indiana.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Indiana

48,690 46,960 45,070 44,210 45,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Culinary is a shrinking field in Indiana. In 2010 there were 3,500 less culinary professionals working in Indiana than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has shrunk by 7%. This decline is faster than the national trend for culinary professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of culinary professionals working around the nation.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Indiana

$21,288 $22,068 $22,924 $23,546 $23,962
$41,263 $43,445 $44,845 $44,830 $45,974
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of culinary professionals is declining, the salaries paid to culinary professionals are increasing in Indiana. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $21,288 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $23,962 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Indiana

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Thus, there was a 11% growth in culinary professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid culinary professionals earning 84% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Indiana state.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Indiana

Restaurant Management

Culinary professionals in Indiana earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in Indiana


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited culinary schools in Indiana is increasing. In 2006, 13 students graduated from culinary courses in Indiana. And in 2010, 130 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Indiana by 900%. 75% of these graduates received a associate's degree in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Indiana

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