With an overall population of 40,105 and a student population of 11,438, approximately 6,132 of Muskegon students attend one of Muskegon's schools that offer culinary programs.
Baker College of Muskegon is the largest culinary school in Muskegon, based on student population. In 2010, Baker College of Muskegon graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 13 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Muskegon in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Muskegon was $7,020 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Muskegon. And if you live on campus at one of the Muskegon-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $2,865 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,620.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Muskegon, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 21,180 chefs in Michigan, 550 were working in the greater Muskegon area. The number of chefs in Muskegon is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Muskegon, you can expect to make an average salary of $17,810 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chefs in the state.