With an overall population of 3,159 and a student population of 2,855, approximately 2,855 of Wilkesboro students attend one of Wilkesboro's schools that offer pastry programs.
Wilkesboro's largest pastry school is Wilkes Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Pastry program at Wilkes Community College.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a pastry degree from one of Wilkesboro's pastry schools. If you decide to attend a pastry school in Wilkesboro, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,719.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for pastry related books and supplies each year.
Many pastry graduates choose to work as pastry chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wilkesboro, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,050 pastry chefs in North Carolina, 190 were working in the greater Wilkesboro area. The government projects that the number of pastry chefs in Wilkesboro will 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 Wilkesboro is $49,750 per year, which is higher than the average for pastry chefs state-wide.