Wilmington has a general population of 75,838 and an overall student population of 22,941. Approximately 9,001 of Wilmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Wilmington's largest culinary school is Cape Fear Community College. In 2010, Cape Fear Community College graduated approximately 17 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Wilmington in 2010. If you decide to attend a culinary school in Wilmington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,737.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,260 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Wilmington.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wilmington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,970 chefs in North Carolina, 1,540 were working in the greater Wilmington area. Wilmington's chef workforce is projected 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 Wilmington is $22,610 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.