With an overall population of 276,093 and a student population of 57,092, approximately 15,203 of Raleigh students attend one of Raleigh's schools that offer pastry programs.
The largest pastry school in Raleigh, by student population, is Wake Technical Community College. In 2010, Wake Technical Community College graduated approximately 7 students with credentials in pastry.
A total of 7 students graduated with credentials in pastry from pastry schools in Raleigh in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,682 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for pastry related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Raleigh after graduating from pastry school, you should know that job prospects for pastry chefs in Raleigh, which is the most popular pastry profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,050 pastry chefs in North Carolina. Of these pastry chefs, 590 were working in the greater Raleigh area. By the year 2018, the number of pastry chefs is expected to decrease by 0% in Raleigh. 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 Raleigh is $37,440 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for pastry chefs.