Elgin has a total population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102. Of these students, 11,704 are enrolled in schools that offer pastry programs.
Of the 1 pastry schools in Elgin, the largest pastry school, by student population, is Elgin Community College. In 2010, Elgin Community College graduated approximately 52 students with credentials in pastry.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a pastry certificate from one of Elgin's pastry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,194 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a pastry program in Elgin.
After graduating with your credentials in pastry, if you decide to work as a pastry chef in Elgin, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 pastry chefs in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. Elgin's pastry chef workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for pastry chefs.
As a pastry chef in Elgin, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,690 per year. This is higher than the average salary for pastry chefs in the state.