Grand Rapids has a total population of 197,800 and a student population of 38,883. Of these students, 16,944 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Grand Rapids, the largest culinary school, by student population, is Grand Rapids Community College. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Grand Rapids Community College with credentials in culinary.
A total of 71 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Grand Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Grand Rapids was $2,308 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,524 for culinary related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Grand Rapids after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Grand Rapids, which is the most popular culinary profession, are not very good. There were 27,880 chefs working in Michigan and 2,750 working in the greater Grand Rapids area in 2010. Grand Rapids'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 Grand Rapids is $19,150 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.