Manhattan has a general population of 44,831 and an overall student population of 24,547. Approximately 42 of Manhattan's students are enrolled in schools that offer pastry programs.
AIB International is the largest pastry school in Manhattan, based on student population. In 2010, AIB International graduated approximately 73 students from its pastry program.
A reported 73 students graduated with credentials in pastry in Manhattan in 2010.
Many pastry graduates choose to work as pastry chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Manhattan, your job prospects are not very good. There were 960 pastry chefs working in Kansas and 80 working in the greater Manhattan area in 2010. The government projects that the number of pastry chefs in Manhattan will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for pastry chefs.