With an overall population of 30,706 and a student population of 7,958, approximately 6,409 of Williamsport students attend one of Williamsport's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Williamsport, by student population, is Pennsylvania College of Technology. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Culinary program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a culinary degree from one of Williamsport's culinary schools. Tuition in 2009 at Williamsport's culinary schools was $24,505 per year for instate students and $27,655 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,155.
If you decide to work as a chef in Williamsport, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 34,450 chefs in Pennsylvania. Of these chefs, 320 were working in the greater Williamsport area. The number of chefs in Williamsport is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Williamsport is $23,570 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.