With an overall population of 38,000 and a student population of 7,065, approximately 6,811 of Crystal Lake students attend one of Crystal Lake's schools that offer pastry programs.
Crystal Lake's largest pastry school is McHenry County College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Pastry program at McHenry County College.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in pastry from pastry schools in Crystal Lake in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,684 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for pastry related books and supplies each year.
Many pastry graduates choose to work as pastry chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Crystal Lake, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 9,020 pastry chefs in Illinois, 5,040 were working in the greater Crystal Lake area. The number of pastry chefs in Crystal Lake is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for pastry chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a pastry chef in Crystal Lake is $23,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for pastry chefs.