With an overall population of 225,581 and a student population of 42,081, approximately 11,556 of Lincoln students attend one of Lincoln's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Lincoln, by student population, is Southeast Community College Area. In 2010, Southeast Community College Area graduated approximately 46 students from its culinary program.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a culinary degree from one of Lincoln's culinary schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,828 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lincoln culinary schools was an average of $10,301 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lincoln-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $3,918 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,910.
If you decide to work as a chef in Lincoln, your job prospects are average. There were 4,050 chefs working in Nebraska and 1,060 working in the greater Lincoln area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 10% in Lincoln. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Lincoln is $17,030 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.