Omaha has a general population of 390,007 and an overall student population of 48,645. Approximately 17,003 of Omaha's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Omaha, by student population, is Metropolitan Community College Area. In 2010, Metropolitan Community College Area graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 43 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Omaha in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,364 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Omaha culinary schools was an average of $13,332 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,740 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,964.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Omaha, your job prospects are average. There were 4,780 chefs working in Nebraska and 2,360 working in the greater Omaha area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 10% in Omaha. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Omaha is $21,600 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.