Culinary in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Nebraska


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in culinary arts. That means an estimated 118 chefs graduate from Nebraska's 3 culinary schools each year.

Top Schools

Southeast Community College Area, which is located in Lincoln, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 44 students graduated from Southeast Community College Area's culinary program. Southeast Community College Area charged in-state students $2,205 in tuition fees per year.

Central Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a culinary program. It is located in Grand Island. 27 students graduated with degree in culinary from Central Community College in 2010. Central Community College charged in-state students $2,430 in tuition fees per year.

Metropolitan Community College Area, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a culinary program. It is located in Omaha. In 2010, 41 students graduated from Metropolitan Community College Area culinary program. Students at Metropolitan Community College Area paid $2,385 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Nebraska culinary school, average tuition will be $2,340 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,205 per year to $2,430 per year. The Nebraska culinary schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Central Community College - located in Grand Island, students are charged $2,430 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year

The following Nebraska culinary schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  2. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year
  3. Central Community College - located in Grand Island, students are charged $2,430 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska culinary graduates become chefs. If you decide to work as a chef in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 410 Nebraska chefs as of 2010. The largest populations of Nebraska chefs are working in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 270 chefs
  2. Antelope County - 40 chefs
  3. Lancaster County - 40 chefs

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 500 chefs will be working in Nebraska state. This would require the number of chefs to grow by 2%.

Salary

On average, chefs earn $37,560 per year. However, Nebraska chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,500 per year to more than $49,370 per year in 2010. A chef in the following Nebraska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Harrison County - $40,570 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $36,970 per year
  3. Arthur County - $33,300 per year

On average, chefs earns the least in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Antelope County - $30,920 per year
  2. Arthur County - $33,300 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $36,970 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in culinary arts in Nebraska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as pastry or culinary, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Nebraska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,662 miles from location Central Community College Grand Island NE 18.9094 n/a 7,320
 

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant + 4,440 $20,910 -12.9%
2
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 3,660 $21,570 -2.1%
3
Cooks, Fast Food + 3,390 $17,930 -30.8%
4
Cooks, Short Order + 1,430 $20,100 -27.0%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks + 410 $37,560 -36.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in Nebraska