With an overall population of 77,515 and a student population of 7,984, approximately 7,984 of Yuma students attend one of Yuma's schools that offer culinary programs.
Yuma's largest culinary school is Arizona Western College. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Arizona Western College with credentials in culinary.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Yuma in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Yuma's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,854 per year in instate tuition and $18,414 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,343 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,140 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,949.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Yuma, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 18,850 chefs in Arizona, 420 were working in the greater Yuma area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 10% in Yuma. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Yuma, you can expect to make an average salary of $17,980 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chefs in the state.