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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.
Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education, and hospitality management. Founded in 1934, the institution is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality management by Chicago Michelin Guide restaurants and Chicago’s leading hotels (TNS Global Survey, 2013). The curriculum at Kendall College provides strong academic education combined with transformative practical experience to effectively prepare students to become leaders in their professions.
As part of the Laureate International Universities global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities, Kendall College provides students with a range of U.S. and international opportunities for expanded education and professional experiences.
Kendall College serves more than 1,500 students each year, representing nearly 50 countries around the world. With more than 30 full-time faculty members and more than 180 core-contributing faculty members, Kendall College boasts an average class size of 17 and a faculty to student ratio of 1:16. The Kendall College alumni network includes nearly 10,000 professionals.
Whether you choose Kendall’s acclaimed School of Culinary Arts, world-renowned School of Hospitality Management, innovative International School of Business, or well-established School of Education, our programs encourage exploration of your talents, interests and passions. At Kendall College, it’s all about passion and we are committed to the professional development of our students.
Welcome to Kendall College, where students turn their passions into professions.Learn More
Learn about Kendall College’s Focus and Strategic Priorities.Learn More
Meet the College Officers and Board of Directors of Kendall College.Learn More
Celebrating 80 Years of Rich Academic History.Learn More
At Kendall, the world can be your classroom through the Laureate Network.Learn More
Awards & Recognition
Students, alumni and faculty have helped Kendall College become one of the most respected institutions of higher education in the nation.Learn More
Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.Learn More
Kendall College works with its Education Partners to help employees further their education and skills.Learn More
City Living & Learning
Learn about Chicago, one of the world’s most vibrant hospitality and business centers.Learn More
Kendall College Trust
The Kendall College Trust is dedicated to providing financial support for students of need enrolled in career programs.Learn More
Award-winning faculty and successful students and alumni makes for an exciting campus. Check out the latest news from Kendall College.Learn More
On Campus Events
Learn about the latest campus events.Learn More
Joining us, you will be a part of an institution with a strong culture that encourages open communication and teamwork.Learn More
Why Kendall College
The coursework as well as the real-world experiences that I gained during my time at Kendall prepared me for the fast paced, thinking on your feet, and sometimes grueling industry we all love."
- KATIE GRAHAM, HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, '11
I am so glad that I made the decision to go to Kendall College. I really feel that everybody supports me. Even though I am far away from home I feel that I am with family right now because I receive support and help 24/7. I really love this place. Everything that I wanted from a college is at Kendall College."
- ZHANNA DIYAROVA, BUSINESS, '16