San Diego Culinary Institute

8024 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA

San Diego Culinary Institute is a less than 2-year private school dedicated to providing a solid education for students located in and around San Diego. Based on recent program completion reports gathered, over 160 students graduated. San Diego Culinary Institute offers several programs to choose from. Here are the more popular programs offered:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Baking And Pastry

To help support students, San Diego Culinary Institute may offer support services including:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training has accredited the education provided by San Diego Culinary Institute for over five straight years. To read more and get consumer disclosures, please visit

Programs Offered

The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at San Diego Culinary Institute. Programs may differ from the list below, to get an official list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (619) 644-2100.

The culinary arts program takes about nine months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $23,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $1,930*
  • Last year, more than 70 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the culinary arts program in 9 months

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The baking and pastry program offered commonly takes about seven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $23,000*
  • Cost of required supplies and books: $1,160*
  • Around 20 students completed the baking and pastry program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 7 months

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*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$3,495
Receiving Student Loans50%$11,853

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