El Paso has a total population of 563,662 and a student population of 54,081. Of these students, 28,168 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
El Paso's largest culinary school is El Paso Community College. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from El Paso Community College with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a culinary degree from one of El Paso's culinary schools. If you decide to attend a culinary school in El Paso, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,690.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,026 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in El Paso, which is the most popular culinary profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 32 chefs in Texas were working in the greater El Paso area. The number of chefs in El Paso is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in El Paso is $18,310 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.