Culinary in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in New Mexico


Approximately 0.3% of graduates in of New Mexico receive culinary arts degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 150 chefs graduate from New Mexico's 7 culinary schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a culinary program is Navajo Technical College. Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Crownpoint. In 2010, Navajo Technical College graduated 6 students from its culinary program. Students at Navajo Technical College paid $1,620 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a culinary program is Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus, which is located in Roswell. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. 5 students graduated with degree in culinary from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus in 2010. Students at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus paid $1,339 per year in tuition fees.

Central New Mexico Community College, which is located in Albuquerque, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 89th in the country in 2010. 91 students graduated with degree in culinary from Central New Mexico Community College in 2010. Central New Mexico Community College charged in-state students $1,812 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of New Mexico's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,282 per year, though tuition can range from $1,812 per year to $675 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico culinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central New Mexico Community College - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $1,812 per year
  2. Navajo Technical College - located in Crownpoint, students are charged $1,620 per year
  3. University of New Mexico-Taos Branch - located in Ranchos De Taos, students are charged $1,488 per year

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

  1. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $675 per year
  2. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  3. Santa Fe Community College - located in Santa Fe, students are charged $1,224 per year

A culinary degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

A large number of New Mexico culinary graduates become chefs. If you decide to work as a chef in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 480 New Mexico chefs as of 2010. In New Mexico, the largest numbers of chefs work in the following counties:

  1. Bernalillo County - 190 chefs
  2. Santa Fe County - 130 chefs
  3. Cibola County - 50 chefs

Salary

On average, a chef earns a salary of $37,530 per year in New Mexico state. In 2010, however, some New Mexico chefs earned as little as less than $20,250 per year or as much as more than $88,700 per year. On average a chef earns the most in the following New Mexico counties:

  1. Cibola County - $53,070 per year
  2. Santa Fe County - $44,300 per year
  3. Chaves County - $34,370 per year

The New Mexico counties with the lowest average salary for chefs are:

  1. Dona Ana County - $22,920 per year
  2. Bernalillo County - $32,490 per year
  3. Chaves County - $34,370 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in culinary arts in New Mexico 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 New Mexico
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in New Mexico

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
7,078 miles from location Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 9.23049 n/a 1,791
7,088 miles from location University of New Mexico-Taos Branch Ranchos De Taos NM 5.88764 n/a 1,429
7,239 miles from location Navajo Technical College Crownpoint NM 31.2529 n/a 751
7,163 miles from location Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque NM 8.7529 n/a 635
 

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant + 6,380 $21,220 27.9%
2
Cooks, Fast Food + 5,310 $17,880 -3.5%
3
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 3,440 $21,450 -3.1%
4
Cooks, Short Order + 910 $19,600 -12.5%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks + 480 $37,530 -40.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are culinary related jobs in New Mexico