Culinary in Alabama

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Alabama


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Alabama receive culinary arts degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 31 chefs graduate from Alabama's 4 culinary schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a culinary program is Virginia College-Birmingham, which is located in Birmingham. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, 3 students graduated from Virginia College-Birmingham's culinary program. Students at Virginia College-Birmingham paid $16,500 per year in tuition fees.

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a culinary program. It is located in Hanceville. In 2010, 11 students graduated from George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville culinary program. The tuition rate at George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville was $3,570 per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a culinary program is H Councill Trenholm State Technical College. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College, which was ranked 84th in the country in 2010, is located in Montgomery. In 2010, H Councill Trenholm State Technical College graduated 8 students from its culinary programs. The tuition rate at H Councill Trenholm State Technical College was $3,270 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama culinary school, average tuition will be $6,653 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,270 per year to $16,500 per year. The Alabama culinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Virginia College-Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville - located in Hanceville, students are charged $3,570 per year
  3. Shelton State Community College - located in Tuscaloosa, students are charged $3,270 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama culinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Shelton State Community College - located in Tuscaloosa, students are charged $3,270 per year
  2. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College - located in Montgomery, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville - located in Hanceville, students are charged $3,570 per year

A culinary degree from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama culinary graduates become chefs. If you decide to work as a chef in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 430 Alabama chefs as of 2010. The largest populations of Alabama chefs are working in the following counties:

  1. Mobile County - 120 chefs
  2. Bibb County - 90 chefs
  3. Autauga County - 40 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 750 chefs working in the Alabama then.

Salary

On average, chefs earn $41,300 per year. However, Alabama chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,910 per year to more than $74,560 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Bibb County - $55,590 per year
  2. Autauga County - $44,760 per year
  3. Baldwin County - $42,220 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for chefs are:

  1. Mobile County - $34,520 per year
  2. Limestone County - $35,560 per year
  3. Baldwin County - $42,220 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in culinary arts. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as pastry or culinary.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Alabama
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,042 miles from location Virginia College-Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.3402 100% 7,060
6,040 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville AL 24.8428 n/a 6,311
6,084 miles from location Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL 7.95344 n/a 5,808
6,011 miles from location H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery AL 15.9418 n/a 1,733
 

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant + 12,640 $20,820 38.3%
2
Cooks, Fast Food + 11,230 $17,220 11.7%
3
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 7,630 $19,290 -25.0%
4
Cooks, Short Order + 1,510 $17,580 -63.3%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks + 430 $41,300 -56.1%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Alabama