Springfield has a total population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629. Of these students, 7,677 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Springfield, the largest culinary school, by student population, is Lincoln Land Community College. In 2010, Lincoln Land Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Springfield. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Springfield was $2,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,260 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Springfield.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Springfield, your job prospects are good. There were 27,670 chefs working in Illinois and 1,190 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chefs in Springfield 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 Springfield is $18,460 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.