Crystal Lake has a general population of 38,000 and an overall student population of 7,065. Approximately 6,811 of Crystal Lake's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Crystal Lake, by student population, is McHenry County College. In 2010, McHenry County College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Crystal Lake. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Crystal Lake was $2,684 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Crystal Lake, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 31,380 chefs in Illinois, 20,510 were working in the greater Crystal Lake area. Crystal Lake's chef workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Crystal Lake, you can expect to make an average salary of $21,330 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chefs in the state.