Dearborn has a total population of 97,775 and a student population of 27,335. Of these students, 17,542 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Dearborn's largest culinary school is Henry Ford Community College. In 2010, approximately 38 students graduated from the Culinary program at Henry Ford Community College.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a culinary certificate from one of Dearborn's culinary schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,104 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Dearborn.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dearborn, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 27,880 chefs in Michigan. Of these chefs, 5,790 were working in the greater Dearborn area. Dearborn's chef workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Dearborn is $22,830 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.