There are schools offering culinary programs in Mississippi!
Schools Offering Culinary Arts Programs in Mississippi
Mississippi University for Women, which is located in Columbus, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a culinary program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Mississippi University for Women graduated 21 students from its culinary program. Tuition at Mississippi University for Women was $4,644 per year.
East Central Community College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a culinary program. It is located in Decatur. Tuition at East Central Community College was $1,980 per year.
Hinds Community College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a culinary program. It is located in Raymond. 10 students graduated with degree in culinary from Hinds Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Hinds Community College was $2,060 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,529 per year, though tuition can range from $4,644 per year to $1,980 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Mississippi culinary schools were charged at the following schools:
- Mississippi University for Women - located in Columbus, students are charged $4,644 per year
- Jones County Junior College - located in Ellisville, students are charged $2,320 per year
- Northeast Mississippi Community College - located in Booneville, students are charged $2,130 per year
The culinary schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Mississippi were:
- East Central Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $1,980 per year
- Coahoma Community College - located in Clarksdale, students are charged $2,040 per year
- Hinds Community College - located in Raymond, students are charged $2,060 per year
A culinary degree from a Mississippi school... what next?
A large number of Mississippi culinary graduates become chefs. Mississippi had 550 chefs in 2010. The Mississippi counties with the largest populations of chefs are:
- Hancock County - 160 chefs
- Adams County - 90 chefs
- Alcorn County - 70 chefs
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of chefs is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 820 chefs working in the Mississippi then.
On average, chefs earn $37,770 per year. However, Mississippi chefs earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,820 per year to more than $63,970 per year in 2010. On average a chef earns the most in the following Mississippi counties:
- Clarke County - $46,670 per year
- Adams County - $41,520 per year
- Copiah County - $41,080 per year
The following counties in Mississippi have the lowest average salaries for chefs:
- Alcorn County - $25,410 per year
- Forrest County - $26,510 per year
- Hancock County - $39,500 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Mississippi 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 Mississippi
- Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts in Mississippi
- Certificate in Culinary Arts in Mississippi
Curious what studying Culinary gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Mississippi
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Cooks, Fast Food||11,500||$17,390||-10.7%|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||6,070||$18,900||-19.1%|
|Cooks, Short Order||1,850||$17,350||-12.3%|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||550||$37,770|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are culinary related jobs in Mississippi