Culinary in Oklahoma

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Oklahoma


Each year, approximately 0.3% of Oklahoma graduates receive degrees in culinary arts. Thus, Oklahoma's 23 culinary schools put out approximately 310 chefs each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a culinary program is Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee. Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Muskogee. In 2010, 30 students graduated from Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee's culinary program.

The second-ranked school in Oklahoma with a culinary program is Northwest Technology Center-Fairview, which is located in Fairview. In 2010, it was ranked 63rd nationwide.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a culinary program is Great Plains Technology Center. Great Plains Technology Center, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Lawton. In 2010, Great Plains Technology Center graduated 2 students from its culinary programs. Tuition at Great Plains Technology Center was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oklahoma's culinary schools ranges from $3,795 per year to $2,216 per year. But, the average tuition is $497 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oklahoma culinary schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee - located in Okmulgee, students are charged $3,795 per year
  2. Eastern Oklahoma State College - located in Wilburton, students are charged $3,006 per year
  3. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year

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

  1. Carl Albert State College - located in Poteau, students are charged $2,216 per year
  2. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year
  3. Eastern Oklahoma State College - located in Wilburton, students are charged $3,006 per year

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

A large number of Oklahoma culinary graduates become chefs. If you decide to work as a chef in Oklahoma, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 810 Oklahoma chefs as of 2010. The Oklahoma counties with the largest populations of chefs are:

  1. Canadian County - 290 chefs
  2. Creek County - 190 chefs
  3. Atoka County - 110 chefs

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chefs in the state of Oklahoma will grow to 1,070. This would require a 4% growth in the profession.

Salary

A chef in Oklahoma earns $34,470 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. chefs in Oklahoma had varying salaries from $18,820 to $68,680 per year in 2010. A chef in the following Oklahoma counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Canadian County - $38,230 per year
  2. Creek County - $34,570 per year
  3. Adair County - $31,840 per year

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

  1. Beckham County - $30,540 per year
  2. Adair County - $31,840 per year
  3. Creek County - $34,570 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Oklahoma

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Cooks, Restaurant 11,830 $20,270 46.4%
2
Cooks, Fast Food 9,570 $17,340 -27.7%
3
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,660 $19,500 15.9%
4
Cooks, Short Order 1,240 $18,830 -57.4%
5
Chefs and Head Cooks 810 $34,470 -52.1%
 

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