Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Bethlehem, by student population, is Northampton County Area Community College. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Northampton County Area Community College with credentials in culinary.
A total of 36 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bethlehem's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,464 per year in instate tuition and $21,824 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for culinary related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bethlehem-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you decide to work as a chef in Bethlehem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 chefs in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Bethlehem area. Bethlehem's chef workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Bethlehem is $21,270 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.