With an overall population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102, approximately 11,704 of Elgin students attend one of Elgin's schools that offer culinary programs.
Elgin's largest culinary school is Elgin Community College. In 2010, approximately 107 students graduated from the Culinary program at Elgin Community College.
A reported 218 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Elgin in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Elgin was $2,194 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Elgin after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Elgin, which is the most popular culinary profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 chefs in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 14% in Elgin. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Elgin is $21,330 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.