With an overall population of 217,074 and a student population of 27,666, approximately 25,959 of Akron students attend one of Akron's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Akron, by student population, is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, University of Akron Main Campus graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a culinary degree in Akron. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Akron culinary schools was an average of $30,117 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Akron-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
If you decide to work as a chef in Akron, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 32,560 chefs in Ohio. Of these chefs, 1,540 were working in the greater Akron area. The government projects that the number of chefs in Akron will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Akron, you can expect to make an average salary of $21,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chefs in the state.