Culinary in Montana

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Montana


Around 0.1% of Montana's graduates graduate from culinary arts degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 15 chefs graduate from Montana's 2 culinary schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana that has a culinary program is The University of Montana. The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Missoula. In 2010, 8 students graduated from The University of Montana's culinary program. The University of Montana charged in-state students $5,476 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana that has a culinary program is Flathead Valley Community College. Flathead Valley Community College, which was ranked 89th in the country in 2010, is located in Kalispell. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Flathead Valley Community College culinary program. Flathead Valley Community College charged in-state students $3,584 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Culinary schools in Montana, charge students an average tuition of $4,530 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $5,476 per year, or as little as $3,584 per year. The Montana culinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  2. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year

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

  1. Flathead Valley Community College - located in Kalispell, students are charged $3,584 per year
  2. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year

A culinary degree from a Montana school... what next?

Most people who graduate from culinary school in Montana go on to work as a chef. In 2010, there were 280 chefs working in Montana. The largest populations of Montana chefs are working in the following counties:

  1. Missoula County - 90 chefs
  2. Beaverhead County - 80 chefs
  3. Flathead County - 50 chefs

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chefs in Montana will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 460 chefs working in Montana.

Salary

A chef in Montana earns $38,520 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Montana chefs earned as little as less than $17,780 per year or as much as more than $87,180 per year. A chef in the following Montana counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Beaverhead County - $48,570 per year
  2. Flathead County - $44,380 per year
  3. Carbon County - $40,840 per year

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

  1. Missoula County - $27,090 per year
  2. Carbon County - $40,840 per year
  3. Flathead County - $44,380 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana 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 Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
7,327 miles from location Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell MT 10.7207 n/a 2,501
 

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant + 3,860 $20,800 13.2%
2
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 2,160 $23,310 -8.9%
3
Cooks, Fast Food + 1,770 $17,850 -54.7%
4
Cooks, Short Order + 780 $20,980 -35.5%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks + 280 $38,520 -36.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Montana