With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 5,132 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer culinary programs.
Odessa College is the largest culinary school in Odessa, based on student population. In 2010, Odessa College graduated approximately 5 students from its culinary program.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Odessa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,750 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Odessa culinary schools was an average of $11,590 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
If you decide to work as a chef in Odessa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 36,370 chefs in Texas, 570 were working in the greater Odessa area. The government projects that the number of chefs in Odessa 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 Odessa is $17,330 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.