Springfield has a general population of 151,580 and an overall student population of 44,963. Approximately 12,884 of Springfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer pastry programs.
Springfield's largest pastry school is Ozarks Technical Community College. In 2010, Ozarks Technical Community College graduated approximately 10 students from its pastry program.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in pastry in Springfield in 2010. In 2009 tuition at pastry schools in Springfield was $2,352 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a pastry program in Springfield.
If you plan on staying in Springfield after graduating from pastry school, you should know that job prospects for pastry chefs in Springfield, which is the most popular pastry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 pastry chefs in Missouri were working in the greater Springfield area. By the year 2018, the number of pastry chefs is expected to decrease by -2% in Springfield. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for pastry chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a pastry chef in Springfield is $18,260 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for pastry chefs.