There are schools offering culinary programs in Massachusetts!
Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Massachusetts
Boston University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a culinary program. It is located in Boston. 9 students graduated with a degree in culinary from Boston University in 2010. Boston University charged in-state students $39,864 in tuition fees per year.
The second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a culinary program is Salter College-West Boylston. Salter College-West Boylston, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in West Boylston. 50 students graduated with degree in culinary from Salter College-West Boylston in 2010.
The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a culinary program is Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus. Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus, which was ranked 79th in the country in 2010, is located in Springfield. In 2010, Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus graduated 21 students from its culinary programs. The tuition rate at Branford Hall Career Institute-Springfield Campus was $0 per year.
Culinary schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $9,766 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,864 per year, or as little as $3,144 per year. In 2010, the culinary schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:
- Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year
- Newbury College-Brookline - located in Brookline, students are charged $25,100 per year
- Atlantic Union College - located in South Lancaster, students are charged $17,066 per year
The culinary schools in Massachusetts that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
- Holyoke Community College - located in Holyoke, students are charged $3,276 per year
- Bristol Community College - located in Fall River, students are charged $3,578 per year
A culinary degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?
A large number of Massachusetts culinary graduates become chefs. 3,140 chefs were working in Massachusetts in 2010. The Massachusetts counties with the largest populations of chefs are:
- Bristol County - 1,610 chefs
- Windham County - 310 chefs
- Barnstable County - 250 chefs
The government projects that the number of chefs in Massachusetts will shrink by -3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,090 chefs working in Massachusetts.
A chef in Massachusetts makes an average of $47,890 per year. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts chefs earned as little as less than $23,560 per year or as much as more than $92,260 per year. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for a chef are:
- Middlesex County - $51,225 per year
- Barnstable County - $50,960 per year
- Essex County - $48,210 per year
On average, chefs earns the least in the following Massachusetts counties:
- Worcester County - $38,160 per year
- Windham County - $43,590 per year
- Hartford County - $43,690 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in culinary arts and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Massachusetts
- Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Massachusetts
- Master's Degree in Culinary Arts in Massachusetts
- Certificate in Culinary Arts in Massachusetts
Curious what studying Culinary gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Massachusetts
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||8,540||$30,620||23.1%|
|Cooks, Fast Food||6,340||$21,980||-8.2%|
|Cooks, Short Order||3,610||$23,400||-25.9%|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||3,140||$47,890||-24.2%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
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