Jna Institute of Culinary Arts

Tel: (215)468-8800
  • 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 59 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Jna Institute of Culinary Arts is one of 13 community colleges within Philadelphia County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Peirce College (0.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty5 staff25 staff
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 59 has declined by 26% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment59 students618 students
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:125:1
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students59 students372 students
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students-246 students
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Part-Time Students (2007-2009)
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Black (2007-2016)
% White
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts White (2007-2016)
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.57
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,100$34,800
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2010-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,725 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,725$16,683
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,564$13,000
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,245
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Peirce College
    Private, non-profit
    1,833 students | 0.70 Mi1420 Pine Street
    Philadelphia PA  19102
  • 31 students | 1.10 Mi100 South Broad Street, Suite 830
    Philadelphia PA  19110
  • 1,953 students | 1.10 Mi1622 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia PA  19103
  • Hussian School of Art
    Private, for profit
    79 students | 1.40 MiThe Bourse Suite 300 111 S. Independence Mall East
    Philadelphia PA  19106
  • 610 students | 1.60 Mi3010 Market Street
    Philadelphia PA  19104
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