Our Placement Success

Students come to ACI to be successful culinary artists and we want to make sure they do. We are proud of the consistently high job placement rates at the Arizona Culinary Institute. Our numbers don’t lie. We understand you’re concerned about finding a job once you graduate. Just know that our faculty and staff have a database of thousands of potential employers. And our employment assistance program is here for graduates to take advantage of throughout their career. The road to success may not always be easy but you can take comfort in knowing you have people looking out for you.

ACI Job Placement Rates

2019 -2020

Rates Effected by Covid-19 Pandemic
Day Program 30 Weeks
77% 69 of out of 90 eligible graduates were placed in the industry
Night Program 40 Weeks
95% 18 of out of 19 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

2018 -2019

Day Program 30 Weeks
86% 54 of out of 63 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

Night Program 40 Weeks
80% 12 of out of 15 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

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2017 -2018

Day Program 30 Weeks
87% 65 of out of 75 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

Night Program 40 Weeks
92% 12 of out of 13 eligible graduates were placed in the industry


2016 -2017

Day Program 30 Weeks
91% 69 of out of 76 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

Night Program 40 Weeks
94% 16 of out of 17 eligible graduates were placed in the industry


2015 -2016

Day Program 30 Weeks
96% 78 of out of 81 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

Night Program 40 Weeks
100% 11 of out of 11 eligible graduates were placed in the industry


2014 -2015

Day Program 30 Weeks
98% 84 of out of 86 eligible graduates were placed in the industry

Night Program 40 Weeks
100% 4 of out of 4 eligible graduates were placed in the industry