With an overall population of 17,665 and a student population of 17,955, approximately 17,774 of Palos Hills students attend one of Palos Hills's schools that offer culinary programs.
Moraine Valley Community College is the largest culinary school in Palos Hills, based on student population. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from Moraine Valley Community College with credentials in culinary.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Palos Hills in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Palos Hills was $2,766 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,080 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Palos Hills, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 31,380 chefs in Illinois, 20,510 were working in the greater Palos Hills area. The government projects that the number of chefs in Palos Hills will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Palos Hills is $21,330 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.