Galveston has a total population of 57,247 and a student population of 6,371. Of these students, 2,167 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Galveston, by student population, is Galveston College. In 2010, Galveston College graduated approximately 2 students from its culinary program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Galveston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,640 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Galveston culinary schools was an average of $10,540 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $878 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Galveston-based culinary schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,566.
If you plan on staying in Galveston after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Galveston, which is the most popular culinary profession, are good. There were 76,350 chefs working in Texas and 17,220 working in the greater Galveston area in 2010. Galveston's chef workforce is projected to increase by 27% 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 Galveston is $17,880 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chefs.