Pastry in Oregon

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Schools Offering Pastry Programs in Oregon


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Oregon students graduate with certificates in pastry. In other words, every year an estimated 128 pastry chefs graduate from Oregon's 2 pastry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a pastry program is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 115 students graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts' pastry program. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts charged in-state students $19,225 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a pastry program is Southwestern Oregon Community College, which is located in Coos Bay. In 2010, it was ranked 89th nationwide. In 2010, Southwestern Oregon Community College graduated 10 students from its pastry program. Students at Southwestern Oregon Community College paid $4,485 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Oregon pastry school, average tuition will be $11,578 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,485 per year to $19,225 per year. In 2010, the pastry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - located in Portland, students are charged $19,225 per year
  2. Pioneer Pacific College - located in Wilsonville, students are charged $11,023 per year
  3. Southwestern Oregon Community College - located in Coos Bay, students are charged $4,485 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oregon pastry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southwestern Oregon Community College - located in Coos Bay, students are charged $4,485 per year
  2. Pioneer Pacific College - located in Wilsonville, students are charged $11,023 per year
  3. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - located in Portland, students are charged $19,225 per year

A pastry certificate from an Oregon school... what next?

Most people who graduate from pastry school in Oregon go on to work as a pastry chef. In 2010, there were 2,370 pastry chefs working in Oregon. The following counties have the largest number of Oregon pastry chefs:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,490 pastry chefs
  2. Marion County - 270 pastry chefs
  3. Lane County - 220 pastry chefs

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of pastry chefs in the state of Oregon will grow to 2,730. This would require a 10% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a pastry chef earns a salary of $26,500 per year in Oregon state. In 2010, however, some Oregon pastry chefs earned as little as less than $17,900 per year or as much as more than $43,870 per year. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for a pastry chef are:

  1. Deschutes County - $28,660 per year
  2. Clackamas County - $28,140 per year
  3. Jackson County - $27,130 per year

The following counties in Oregon have the lowest average salaries for pastry chefs:

  1. Benton County - $21,060 per year
  2. Marion County - $22,240 per year
  3. Baker County - $24,120 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in pastry in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality 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 Pastry in Oregon
  • Certificate in Pastry in Oregon

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
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206
7,763 miles from location Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Portland OR 22.3502 n/a 725
 

Curious what studying Pastry gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bakers + 2,370 $26,500 -0.4%
2
Chefs and Head Cooks + 1,020 $45,230 -19.7%
 

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