Ann Arbor has a general population of 114,024 and an overall student population of 57,615. Approximately 14,202 of Ann Arbor's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Washtenaw Community College is the largest culinary school in Ann Arbor, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Culinary program at Washtenaw Community College.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a culinary certificate from one of Ann Arbor's culinary schools. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Ann Arbor was $1,920 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $770 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 Ann Arbor, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 21 chefs in Michigan were working in the greater Ann Arbor area. Ann Arbor's chef workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Ann Arbor is $22,440 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.