A Legacy of Affordable Quality
The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) at Mississippi University for Women was established in 1996 to prepare culinary and hospitality professionals across the southeastern United States. The educational opportunities presented in culinary arts areas of study rest atop The W's strong 125-year-old tradition in the liberal arts. Well-roundedness, breadth of experience, and the ability to think critically are at the heart of the University’s guiding principles and it is this unique blend between professional and liberal education that sets our graduates apart.
The university was founded in 1884 with the purpose of educating the under-served populations of Mississippi, and it is a tradition we strongly believe in to this day. The W consistently ranks as one of the best public universities in the Southeast according to U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly. Our commitment to an affordable education means we have one of the lowest tuition rates in the region.
Making Higher Education Affordable
Cost shouldn't be a barrier. At The W it won't be. We believe that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a bachelor's degree. The W has kept tuition among the lowest in the Southeast. We offer that same low tuition to residents of every state, and a range of scholarships, and grants to help you pay for your education.
See for yourself! Our Net Price Calculators can tell you what you can expect to pay in tuition and the scholarships you are eligible to receive.
No Out-of-State Fees
We've eliminated all Out-of-State Fees, so no matter where you are from, you can get the same great education for the same price as a Mississippi resident. Really!