Culinary in Texas

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Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Texas

Each year, roughly 0.3% of Texas students graduate with degrees in culinary arts. Thus, Texas' 26 culinary schools put out approximately 1,637 chefs each year.

Top Schools

Culinary Institute Inc, which is located in Houston, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Culinary Institute Inc graduated 104 students from its culinary program.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a culinary program is Culinary Academy of Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. 25 students graduated with degree in culinary from Culinary Academy of Austin in 2010.

Remington College-Dallas Campus, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a culinary program. It is located in Garland. In 2010, Remington College-Dallas Campus graduated 47 students from its culinary programs. Tuition at Remington College-Dallas Campus was $14,745 per year.


Culinary schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $5,936 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $34,500 per year, or as little as $1,024 per year. In 2010, the following Texas culinary schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas - located in Dallas, students are charged $34,500 per year
  2. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin - located in Austin, students are charged $17,765 per year
  3. South University-The Art Institute of Dallas - located in Dallas, students are charged $17,618 per year

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

  1. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Tarrant County College District - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $1,200 per year

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

The highest percentage of culinary graduates in Texas pursue careers as a chef. If you decide to work as a chef in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,360 Texas chefs as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas chefs:

  1. Collin County - 920 chefs
  2. Austin County - 880 chefs
  3. Atascosa County - 790 chefs

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of chefs in Texas will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 7,290 chefs working in Texas.


A chef in Texas makes an average of $40,440 per year. However, Texas chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,760 per year to more than $70,860 per year in 2010. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for chefs:

  1. Hardin County - $59,580 per year
  2. Johnson County - $48,080 per year
  3. Austin County - $46,340 per year

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

  1. Hidalgo County - $26,400 per year
  2. Cooke County - $28,230 per year
  3. Bee County - $29,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas 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 Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Texas
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,741 miles from location The Art Institute of San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,508 miles from location Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant TX 16.0092 n/a 2,920
6,553 miles from location The Art Institute of Houston Houston TX 21.6066 91% 2,223
6,515 miles from location Galveston College Galveston TX 12.9264 n/a 2,167
6,618 miles from location South University-The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas TX 23.3308 90% 2,067
6,831 miles from location Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater TX 17.7113 n/a 1,689
6,611 miles from location Remington College-Dallas Campus Garland TX 26.3402 39% 1,446
6,685 miles from location Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin Austin TX 23.6339 n/a 1,020
6,624 miles from location Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas Dallas TX 5.01522 n/a 886
6,682 miles from location The Art Institute of Austin Austin TX 11.2573 95% 873
6,548 miles from location Culinary Institute Inc Houston TX 31.671 n/a 199
6,685 miles from location Culinary Academy of Austin Austin TX 27.081 n/a 25

Curious what studying Culinary gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Cooks, Restaurant + 71,410 $19,530 28.0%
Cooks, Fast Food + 40,920 $17,720 49.7%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria + 35,200 $20,760 21.3%
Cooks, Short Order + 14,220 $18,950 -6.4%
Chefs and Head Cooks + 5,360 $40,440 -11.6%

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