Boston has a general population of 589,141 and an overall student population of 123,971. Approximately 31,960 of Boston's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Boston, by student population, is Boston University. In 2010, Boston University graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a culinary degree from one of Boston's culinary schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $38,440 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $940 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Boston. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,140 per year, on average, for room and board at Boston-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $44,900.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Boston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 23,950 chefs in Massachusetts, 13,620 were working in the greater Boston area. The number of chefs in Boston is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Boston is $25,400 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.