Since 1934, Kendall has prepared students to be ready for the world in a variety of fields. Kendall’s top-rated programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Hospitality Management, Business and Early Childhood Education help you develop your passions into a rewarding career. While studying with us you’ll learn in a hands-on, immersive environment. While pursuing your degree at Kendall you will be matched with career specific internships that will help transform you into a desirable candidate for future employers. Our faculty focuses on the traits that will help you stand out as a well-rounded professional when beginning your career. At Kendall, we keep classroom sizes small to allow for plenty of one-on-one interaction as you hone your skills. Don’t settle – pursue your passions at Kendall College.
Nationally acclaimed culinary school: Chicago Michelin Restaurants rank Kendall College as the No.1 Chicago program in preparing students for culinary careers, (KTNS - 2017 Survey).
School of hospitality management.: Rated #29 in CEO World’s rating of the Top 50 Global Hospitality Management Schools. A nationally acclaimed hospitality school: Kendall College is ranked #1 in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management, by leading hotels (KTNS - 2017 Survey); School of business: Preparing entrepreneurs for success. Early childhood education: Flexible, Affordable and Online.
Laureate network student: Interested in Study Abroad or Degree Completion Opportunities?
As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall students have the chance to study across 70 universities in 25 countries. Explore the Globe: Kendall is part of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 1,000,000 students around the world. Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Students from more than 80 countries have enrolled at Kendall and more than 1,200 students participate in Kendall Culinary Certificate programs at 19 affiliate campuses throughout the world! With these connections, a global perspective is incorporated into the Kendall experience, giving our students a competitive edge in the workforce.
International: One in five students at Kendall is international, bringing a global perspective to every classroom. Kendall College enrolls the most international students in the Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best Colleges.
Faculty-to-student ratio of 1:9 ensures that students receive the support they need.
Kendall College is ranked as having one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in the Midwest, according to U.S. News and World Reports, September 2017.
Location & Facilities
Located near the center of Chicago, Kendall is ideally situated in one of the biggest business and hospitality centers in the United States. With over 4,700 restaurants, 77 distinct neighborhoods, 33 Fortune 500 companies and a vast array of hotels, event venues, and convention centers, Chicago is a living classroom that gives our students the opportunity to learn from their surroundings. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in US, Chicago’s vibrant and diverse cultural, entertainment and art scenes are the perfect backdrop for the Kendall students eager to learn and explore. Chicago is easy to access via bus or train. Chicago is famous for all different types of music and is home to many large music festivals throughout the year. Concerts are often held downtown in Millennium Park or at intimate neighborhood clubs around the city. Chicago is home to several sports teams, passionate fans and a 2015 Stanley Cup victory. Student life hosts several trips to games throughout the year. Students wanting to participate in the action can join intramural sports leagues during every season. Chicago is located on Lake Michigan, making it easy for students to stroll the shoreline, kayak or bike down the 18 mile lakefront trail. With over 7,600 acres of parkland, you will never have to stray far to connect with nature. CAMPUS: Kendall College fosters an invigorating college community that encourages everyone to explore their talents, passions and potential. Our beautifully renovated landmark campus is an exceptional, integrated learning environment that is wireless and equipped with advanced technology. We also have an extensive library collection and Academic Success Center to help you achieve your education goals. Located in downtown Chicago, Kendall College occupies a beautifully renovated eight-story tower on a six-acre riverfront campus. Kendall's $60 million Riverworks facility offers sweeping views of the Chicago skyline.
HOUSING: Living in a dynamic city like Chicago is often considered one of the highlights of a student’s experience at Kendall. The Infinite offers residents a unique living experience in a high-rise building located in the heart of Chicago – steps from the best the city has to offer – from summer festivals and year-round entertainment to great restaurants and shopping. Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and other cultural centers are all within a couple blocks, providing the perfect balance of recreation and enrichment. With all the amenities students expect from high-end living, The Infinite provides a stylish interior providing a comfortable, secure setting so you can focus on what is most important – your academic goals. Costs per quarter: Kendall has single (private) or double (shared) rooms in apartments ranging from two to four bedrooms Prices subject to change: Single (private) Bedroom / Quarter – $ 4,100; Double (shared) Bedroom / Quarter – $ 3,500; Residence Hall Deposit (One-Time, Non-Refundable) – $ 200; Residence Hall Deposit for International Students (One-Time, Non-Refundable) – $300*
At Kendall, our programs are designed to fuel your passion. Our schools of CULINARY ARTS, BAKING AND PASTRY, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION give you the academic foundation and the practical experience you need to start your career with confidence. We offer an immersive, hands-on approach to learning combined with career-specific internships that potential employers value in a candidate. Our faculty are professionals in their field, teaching practical knowledge as well as people skills, polish, and communication skills, that give our graduates a competitive edge in the workplace. Kendall College education will fuel your passion and arm you with industry knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed. Kendall’s top-rated programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Hospitality Management, Business and Early Childhood Education help you develop your passions into a rewarding career. While studying with us you’ll learn in a hands-on, immersive environment. While pursuing your degree at Kendall you will be matched with career specific internships that will help transform you into a desirable candidate for future employers.
DEGREE PROGRAMS: CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM: BAKING AND PASTRY PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, BUSINESS PROGRAM, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM, GENERAL EDUCATION, LAUREATE ENGLISH PROGRAM, ACADEMIC CATALOG ACADEMIC CALENDAR ASSESSMENT; BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS:: B.A.in Business, B.A. in Culinary Arts, B.A. in Hospitality Management,, B.A. in early childhood education: B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Illinois Licensure, B.A. in Early Childhood Education without Licensure.
At Kendall, our programs are designed to fuel your passion. Our schools of Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Hospitality Management, Business, and Early Childhood Education give you the academic foundation and the practical experience you need to start your career with confidence. We offer an immersive, hands-on approach to learning combined with career-specific internships that potential employers value in a candidate. Our faculty are professionals in their field, teaching practical knowledge as well as people skills, polish, and communication skills, that give our graduates a competitive edge in the workplace. Kendall College education will fuel your passion and arm you with industry knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed. Degrees:
· SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS: Chicago Michelin Guide Restaurants rank Kendall College as the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for culinary careers*. We are committed to providing the highest level of academic excellence in culinary education to help ensure our graduates are ready for the world. Degree Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry, Accelerated Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts; B.A. CULINARY ARTS: While earning a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts from our four-year program you will develop advanced culinary skills that will prove invaluable in the workplace and forge a promising career post-graduation with practical restaurant experience and in-depth knowledge of the various cuisines of world cultures. A.A.S. CULINARY ARTS: Our A.A.S. in Culinary Arts degree program uniquely fuses the art and science of cooking with an introduction to critical business management practices, A.A.S. ACCELERATED: If you already have a bachelors degree, this fast-track program allows you to earn a two-year degree in only five quarters. Students receive the same depth of culinary education as the traditional A.A.S. program, without repeating general education requirements completed at other colleges. BAKING & PASTRY ARTS PROGRAM: A.A.S. Baking and Pastry: This six-quarter program will help prepare you for the baking and pastry profession; Associate to Bachelor's: Already have your associate degree or international diploma? Continue on to earn your bachelor’s degree from Kendall. ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS; A.A.S. in Baking & Pastry, AAS. in Culinary Arts.
· SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: Chicago leading hotels rank us the No. 1 Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality careers*. Our program is exclusively tailored to the diverse needs of the hospitality industry so you graduate with the skills employers’ value most. The School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College is rated (#29) in CEO World’s rating of the Top 50 Global Hospitality Management Schools. The ranking was based on a survey of 18,000 hospitality recruiters and senior managers of luxury hotels around the world. B.A. HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: Our degree program prepares you for leadership roles in all areas of hospitality management. All students complete the same core courses in hospitality, and select one of the following concentrations: Asset Management, Beverage Management, Event Planning and Management (MICE), Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Sustainability Management. STUDY ABROAD: Laureate International Universities offer STUDY ABROAD :opportunities at many of our partner schools throughout the world. Hospitality students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of the Laureate International Universities network schools such as Blue Mountains in Australia. In addition, we offer a distinct certificate in International Hospitality Management as part of a Kendall College Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management. As part of Laureate International Universities, you have the opportunity to study abroad for one year through an articulation agreement with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia. Since 1991, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has provided recognized business degree qualifications in hospitality and tourism management to more than 2,500 graduates, many of them now in senior management positions worldwide.
· SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Our rigorous and engaging teaching approaches provide a holistic learning experience that enriches the curriculum with context and critical insight into how real world businesses run. In Chicago, a world-class center of business and home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies, you will gain the confidence and skills you need to help you succeed as an entrepreneurial professional and land a job Whether you’re looking to start your own business, manage a world-class food service operation, lead a team of salespeople or bring big ideas to the boardroom, our program will help you get there. Our faculty who are credentialed professionals, successful entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community, lead the courses. Whether you’re looking to start your own business, manage a world-class food service operation, lead a team of salespeople or bring big ideas to the boardroom, our program will help you get there. Concentrations: While Kendall’s holistic curriculum provides you with a business and general education foundation, our business concentrations allow you to customize your education with a specific area of interest. You can select a concentration in Business Strategy, Culinary Entrepreneurship, International Business or Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
· EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: While Kendall’s holistic curriculum provides you with a business and general education foundation, our business concentrations allow you to customize your education with a specific area of interest. You can select a concentration in Business Strategy, Culinary Entrepreneurship, International Business or Entrepreneurship and Business Development. B.A. in Early Childhood Education: Earn your degree at your convenience with this non-licensure track that offers multiple concentrations of study; B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Illinois Teacher Licensure: Earn your degree and complete our Illinois state-approved program to become a licensed early childhood teacher. Endorsements and Approvals: Endorsements and Approvals: Gain credential to teach bilingual or special education student. While pursuing your education you can choose to follow your passion among several program-specific concentrations to learn the foundational knowledge and specialty skills you need to succeed. Concentration: Administration and Leadership, Childhood nutrition, English as a second language, Grant management, Infant and toddlers, Small business Management, Special education.We offer the option of specialties in Administration and Leadership, Childhood Nutrition, English as a Second Language, Grant Management, Infants and Toddlers, Small Business Management and Special Education.
INTERNATIONAL TUITION AND FEES: Tuition and Fees are subject to change and based on a full-time course load (four consecutive quarters). Fees may vary based on student program and chosen amenities. Housing fee is based on double occupancy. One-time fees (application fee, knife/uniform kit, graduation, etc.) are not reflected. The domestic tuition is approx. $1,000 lower than the international.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS: About two-thirds of full-time undergraduate college students receive some type of financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or work-study. Approximately 38 percent of financial aid dollars awarded to undergraduates are in the form of federal loans, and the rest are grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and tax credits and deductions. (The College Board, 2014). Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and to learn more about tuition assistance opportunities at Kendall College: Awards and Reductions, Domestic Student Scholarships, International Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans.