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 pastry programs.
Lincoln Land Community College is the largest pastry school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Pastry program at Lincoln Land Community College.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a pastry certificate in Springfield. If you decide to attend a pastry school in Springfield, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,700.
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 pastry program in Springfield.
Many pastry graduates choose to work as pastry chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 49 pastry chefs in Illinois were working in the greater Springfield area. The number of pastry chefs in Springfield 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 Springfield is $21,990 per year, which is higher than the average for pastry chefs state-wide.