• JNA Institute of Culinary Arts is dedicated to turning out well-trained graduates. The faculty, using modern educational techniques, teaches the students in a realistic job setting. Hands-on training is stressed, but theory and relevant course work are also used to provide our students with the necessary background and experience to become successes.

School Highlights

Jna Institute of Culinary Arts serves 29 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,725
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 84%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Jna Institute of Culinary Arts ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
6 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jna Institute of Culinary Arts has declined by 50% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Jna Institute of Culinary Arts diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
29 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
29 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
146 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
77 students
351 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
29 students
339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
186 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
6%
3%
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% Hispanic
13%
11%
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% Black
61%
15%
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% White
16%
56%
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% Hawaiian
3%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.58
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.12%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$22,100
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $12,725 is less than the state average of $17,150. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$12,725
$17,150
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Jna Institute of Culinary Arts and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • JNA Institute of Culinary Arts has provided quality training for the food service industry since 1988. From the standpoint of success stories, graduates from our first program are still employed in the food service industry in ever increasing areas of responsibility. With a strong concern for educational excellence and a proud record of job placement, the school maintains an excellent reputation among students, graduates, and employers throughout the Philadelphia area. In 1999 the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society authorized the establishment of the “Iota of Pennsylvania” Chapter at the school. The school is located at the south end of the Avenue of the Arts, in the heart of historic South Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by all forms of public transportation. The school features two laboratory kitchens with ranges, ovens, broilers, other commercial cooking equipment and supplies needed to simulate working restaurants. The use of these laboratory kitchens in conjunction with classroom lectures enhances the training provided by our programs. Our equipment assists in the proper instruction and production of breads, cakes, tarts, sauces, salads and entrées that prepares and qualifies students to meet the expectations of the food service industry. The college offers Diploma Program in Professional Cooking, Specialized Food Service Management program and Associate Degree in Culinary Arts / Restaurant Management. In 1992 the school was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools and was granted a License to operate as a private licensed school. In February of 1994 the school became accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Jna Institute of Culinary Arts cost?

Jna Institute of Culinary Arts's private state tuition is approximately $12,725.

What is Jna Institute of Culinary Arts's ranking?

Jna Institute of Culinary Arts ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Average community college minority breakdown and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,725
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 84%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Philadelphia County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Philadelphia County, PA is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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