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The U.S.' top 30 culinary schools

Ranking website TheBestSchools.org has released its list of the 30 best culinary schools in the U.S. The rankings were based on the program quality, types of courses provided, faculty strength, school awards, rankings and reputation.

Here are the top schools in alphabetical order: 

Anne Arundel Community College - Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism Institute, Glen Burnie, Md.
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, Texas
Boston University Metropolitan College, Boston, Mass.
College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nev.
Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Delgado Community College, New Orleans, La.
Drexel University Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, Philadelphia, Pa.
Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Mich.
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Mich.
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, N.J.
Institute of Culinary Education, New York, N.Y.
International Culinary Center, New York, N.Y.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Bloomington, Ind.
Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.
Kendall College of Culinary Arts, Chicago, Ill.
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
L'Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Md.
Metropolitan Community College Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.
New England Culinary Institute, Montpelier, Vt.
Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, W. Va.
Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Ark.
San Diego Culinary Institute, San Diego, Calif.
Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
St. Louis Community College, Saint Louis, Mo.
Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies, Louisville, Ky.
The Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.
The French Pastry School at Kennedy-King College, Chicago, Ill.
The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, Va.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pa.

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