Stockton has a general population of 243,771 and an overall student population of 30,318. Approximately 20,223 of Stockton's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Stockton, by student population, is San Joaquin Delta College. In 2010, San Joaquin Delta College graduated approximately 22 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 22 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Stockton in 2010. If you decide to attend a culinary school in Stockton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $624.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Stockton.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Stockton, your job prospects are good. There were 116,200 chefs working in California and 1,900 working in the greater Stockton area in 2010. The number of chefs in Stockton is expected to increase by 12% 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 Stockton is $18,530 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.