Traverse City has a general population of 14,532 and an overall student population of 5,065. Approximately 5,065 of Traverse City's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Northwestern Michigan College is the largest culinary school in Traverse City, based on student population. Approximately 51 students graduated in 2010 from Northwestern Michigan College with credentials in culinary.
A total of 51 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Traverse City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,891 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Traverse City culinary schools was an average of $18,203 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for culinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Traverse City-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
If you plan on staying in Traverse City after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Traverse City, which is the most popular culinary profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 27,880 chefs in Michigan. Of these chefs, 1,470 were working in the greater Traverse City area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 6% in Traverse City. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Traverse City is $20,870 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.