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New England Culinary Institute

New England Culinary Institute is college with 462 students located in Montpelier, VT.

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Overview

Overview

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Small classes, hands-on learning and personal attention -- for over 30 years this unique apprenticeship model has been the New England Culinary Institute's recipe for success. With over fifty faculty members serving a student body of less than 300 students in residence, NECI students receive a level of personal attention and instruction that inspires them throughout their careers.

Since 1980 NECI has grown from seven students in our first graduating class to an accomplished group of nearly 4,000 alumni. Throughout this time our commitment to small classes and intense real-life experience in a caring and personal community has never changed. Our unique and rewarding education is defined by students working side by side with skilled, dedicated chef-instructors in our celebrated teaching restaurants.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 462
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 76% Full Time / 24% Part Time
Geography 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 35% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 66%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 22%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

Student Publications: Expediter

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring learning center remedial instruction
  • Computer Services: libraries, student center dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling placement services for graduates career counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: gourmet restaurant, bakeshop, cafeteria, catering business, american cuisine restaurant
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program internships dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Restaurant/Food Services Management (31%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (26%), Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef (25%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (15%), Restaurant/Food Services Management (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks, and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business networking, personnel management, culinary arts, business planning and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks, and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business networking, personnel management, culinary arts, business planning and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Bakers
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

Chief Executive Officer Francis Voigt
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 19
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 63 : 36
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 57
Tenure Track Faculty 42

Admissions

Admissions

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Admission Considerations

Very Important: Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Work Experience, Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Class Rank, Alumni Relation, Academic GPA

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

1% of students graduated on time.

48% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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