With an overall population of 14,312 and a student population of 4,739, approximately 4,739 of Douglas students attend one of Douglas's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Douglas, by student population, is Cochise College. In 2010, Cochise College graduated approximately 4 students from its culinary program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a culinary degree in Douglas. Tuition in 2009 at Douglas's culinary schools was $9,543 per year for instate students and $14,870 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for culinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,530 per year, on average, for room and board at Douglas-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,648.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Douglas, your job prospects are average. There were 18,850 chefs working in Arizona and 300 working in the greater Douglas area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 10% in Douglas. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Douglas, you can expect to make an average salary of $16,620 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chefs in the state.