Culinary in Arizona

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Arizona


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in culinary arts. In other words, every year an estimated 763 chefs graduate from Arizona's 16 culinary schools.

Top Schools

East Valley Institute of Technology, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a culinary program. It is located in Mesa. no students graduated with a degree in culinary from East Valley Institute of Technology in 2010.

Maricopa Skill Center, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a culinary program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, Maricopa Skill Center graduated 23 students from its culinary program.

The Art Institute of Tucson, which is located in Tucson, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. In 2010, The Art Institute of Tucson graduated 5 students from its culinary programs. The tuition rate at The Art Institute of Tucson was $17,316 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Arizona's culinary schools ranges from $38,000 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,300 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona culinary schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - located in Scottsdale, students are charged $38,000 per year
  2. Arizona Culinary Institute - located in Scottsdale, students are charged $25,990 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $17,586 per year

The culinary schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  3. Scottsdale Community College - located in Scottsdale, students are charged $1,734 per year

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

A large number of Arizona culinary graduates become chefs. Arizona had 2,680 chefs in 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of chefs work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 1,860 chefs
  2. Pima County - 480 chefs
  3. Cochise County - 120 chefs

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,420 chefs working in the Arizona then.

Salary

A chef in Arizona makes an average of $42,860 per year. However, Arizona chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,320 per year to more than $73,890 per year in 2010. A chef in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Maricopa County - $44,980 per year
  2. Coconino County - $44,320 per year
  3. Pima County - $41,200 per year

A chef in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Yavapai County - $34,150 per year
  2. Pima County - $41,200 per year
  3. Coconino County - $44,320 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona 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 Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Arizona
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant 18,650 $22,210 10.4%
2
Cooks, Fast Food 15,710 $18,500 10.7%
3
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 4,940 $25,380 3.8%
4
Cooks, Short Order 4,270 $22,020 40.5%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks 2,680 $42,860 22.9%
 

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