Asheville has a total population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736. Of these students, 7,542 are enrolled in schools that offer pastry programs.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is the largest pastry school in Asheville, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with credentials in pastry.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in pastry from pastry schools in Asheville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,255 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for pastry related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a pastry chef in Asheville, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,610 pastry chefs in North Carolina. Of these pastry chefs, 310 were working in the greater Asheville area. Asheville's pastry chef workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for pastry chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a pastry chef in Asheville is $21,610 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for pastry chefs.