The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago: Narrative Description

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361 West Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610-3050
Tel: (312)944-0882; Admissions: (312)873-2064; Fax: (312)944-8557; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $35,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4850 per student. Total enrollment: 950. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Students come from 25 states and territories, 15 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: continuous. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $150. Tuition: $36,750 full-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: The Student Board, Culinary Competition Club, Recipe Development Association, The Cellar Club, Pastry Display Club. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 5,000 books, 100 serials, and 200 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $75,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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