Baltimore has a general population of 651,154 and an overall student population of 99,295. Approximately 497 of Baltimore's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Baltimore International College is the largest culinary school in Baltimore, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 77 students graduated from the Culinary program at Baltimore International College.
A reported 104 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Baltimore in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,390 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,250 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,320 per year, on average, for room and board at Baltimore-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,888.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Baltimore, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 11,890 chefs in Maryland. Of these chefs, 5,330 were working in the greater Baltimore area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 8% in Baltimore. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Baltimore is $25,130 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.