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Pastry in Colorado

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Schools Offering Pastry Programs in Colorado

Around 0.1% of Colorado's graduates graduate from pastry certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 119 pastry chefs graduate from Colorado's 3 pastry schools.

Top Schools

The Art Institute of Colorado, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a pastry program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, The Art Institute of Colorado graduated 18 students from its pastry program. Students at The Art Institute of Colorado paid $17,532 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Colorado with a pastry program is Johnson & Wales University-Denver, which is located in Denver. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. 64 students graduated with certificate in pastry from Johnson & Wales University-Denver in 2010. Students at Johnson & Wales University-Denver paid $24,429 per year in tuition fees.

Culinary School of the Rockies, is the third-largest pastry school in Colorado. It is located in Columbus. In 2010, Culinary School of the Rockies graduated 0 students from its pastry programs.


Pastry schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $13,987 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $24,429 per year, or as little as $17,532 per year. The Colorado pastry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Johnson & Wales University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $24,429 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Colorado - located in Denver, students are charged $17,532 per year

The following Colorado pastry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. The Art Institute of Colorado - located in Denver, students are charged $17,532 per year
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $24,429 per year

A pastry certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado pastry graduates become pastry chefs. In 2010, there were 2,370 pastry chefs working in Colorado. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado pastry chefs:

  1. Adams County - 1,430 pastry chefs
  2. El Paso County - 220 pastry chefs
  3. Boulder County - 160 pastry chefs

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,850 pastry chefs will be working in Colorado state. This would require the number of pastry chefs to grow by 1%.


On average, pastry chefs earn $25,600 per year. However, Colorado pastry chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,370 per year to more than $40,750 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for pastry chefs:

  1. Eagle County - $29,490 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $27,620 per year
  3. Mesa County - $26,420 per year

On average, pastry chefs earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Larimer County - $23,160 per year
  2. El Paso County - $23,190 per year
  3. Weld County - $25,150 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Certificate in Pastry in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Bakers 2,370 $25,600 -8.1%
Chefs and Head Cooks 1,940 $47,220 -11.8%

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