There are schools offering pastry programs in Texas!
Schools Offering Pastry Programs in Texas
Culinary Institute Inc, which is located in Houston, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a pastry program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Culinary Institute Inc graduated 39 students from its pastry program.
Culinary Academy of Austin, which is located in Austin, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a pastry program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Culinary Academy of Austin graduated 18 students from its pastry program.
The third-ranked school in Texas with a pastry program is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. 120 students graduated with certificate in pastry from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin in 2010. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin charged in-state students $17,765 in tuition fees per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' pastry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,086 per year, though tuition can range from $17,765 per year to $1,230 per year. In 2010, the following Texas pastry schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin - located in Austin, students are charged $17,765 per year
- South University-The Art Institute of Dallas - located in Dallas, students are charged $17,618 per year
- The Art Institute of Houston - located in Houston, students are charged $17,618 per year
The pastry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:
- El Centro College - located in Dallas, students are charged $1,230 per year
- Houston Community College - located in Houston, students are charged $1,394 per year
- St. Philip's College - located in San Antonio, students are charged $1,562 per year
A pastry certificate from a Texas school... what next?
A large number of Texas pastry graduates become pastry chefs. If you decide to work as a pastry chef in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 10,540 Texas pastry chefs as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas pastry chefs:
- Austin County - 3,370 pastry chefs
- Collin County - 1,850 pastry chefs
- Johnson County - 1,020 pastry chefs
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of pastry chefs is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,910 pastry chefs working in the Texas then.
A pastry chef in Texas earns $21,870 per year on average. However, Texas pastry chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,410 per year to more than $39,350 per year in 2010. On average a pastry chef earns the most in the following Texas counties:
- Smith County - $26,190 per year
- Crosby County - $25,870 per year
- Anderson County - $25,630 per year
The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for pastry chefs:
- Calhoun County - $16,880 per year
- Brewster County - $17,430 per year
- Archer County - $17,760 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas statistics regarding a career in pastry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as hospitality or culinary.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Pastry in Texas
- Certificate in Pastry in Texas
Curious what studying Pastry 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)|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||5,360||$40,440||-11.6%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
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