With an overall population of 337,977 and a student population of 34,122, approximately 1,873 of Santa Ana students attend one of Santa Ana's schools that offer culinary programs.
The Art Institute of California-Orange County is the largest culinary school in Santa Ana, based on student population. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from The Art Institute of California-Orange County with credentials in culinary.
A total of 75 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Santa Ana in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,344 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for culinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,000 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Ana-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,098.
If you decide to work as a chef in Santa Ana, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 100,500 chefs in California, 10,410 were working in the greater Santa Ana area. The number of chefs in Santa Ana is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Santa Ana is $23,850 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.