Grand Island has a general population of 42,940 and an overall student population of 7,320. Approximately 7,320 of Grand Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Grand Island's largest culinary school is Central Community College. Approximately 29 students graduated in 2010 from Central Community College with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Grand Island. Tuition in 2009 at Grand Island's culinary schools was $10,306 per year for instate students and $11,416 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Grand Island-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Grand Island, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 3,280 chefs in Nebraska. Of these chefs, 620 were working in the greater Grand Island area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 10% in Grand Island. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Grand Island is $20,530 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.