Corpus Christi has a total population of 277,454 and a student population of 22,649. Of these students, 12,069 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Corpus Christi's largest culinary school is Del Mar College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Culinary program at Del Mar College.
A total of 20 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Corpus Christi in 2010. If you decide to attend a culinary school in Corpus Christi, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,746.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,166 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Corpus Christi, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 53 chefs in Texas were working in the greater Corpus Christi area. The government projects that the number of chefs in Corpus Christi will increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Corpus Christi is $17,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chefs.