Anchorage has a total population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599. Of these students, 17,276 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Anchorage, the largest culinary school, by student population, is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Culinary program at University of Alaska Anchorage.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a culinary degree in Anchorage. Tuition in 2009 at Anchorage's culinary schools was $16,604 per year for instate students and $26,504 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,154 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
If you plan on staying in Anchorage after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Anchorage, which is the most popular culinary profession, are not very good. There were 2,100 chefs working in Alaska and 820 working in the greater Anchorage area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chefs in Anchorage will decrease by 0% 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 Anchorage is $27,340 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.
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