With an overall population of 13,935 and a student population of 2,920, approximately 2,920 of Mount Pleasant students attend one of Mount Pleasant's schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Mount Pleasant, the largest culinary school, by student population, is Northeast Texas Community College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Culinary program at Northeast Texas Community College.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a culinary certificate from one of Mount Pleasant's culinary schools. If you decide to attend one of Mount Pleasant's culinary schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,874 per year in instate tuition and $12,948 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,130 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Mount Pleasant-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,074.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 32,640 chefs in Texas, 1,700 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. The government projects that the number of chefs in Mount Pleasant will increase by 19% 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 Mount Pleasant is $17,920 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chefs.