Sweetwater has a total population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689. Of these students, 1,689 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Sweetwater's largest culinary school is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Texas State Technical College-West Texas with credentials in culinary.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Sweetwater in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sweetwater's culinary schools was $16,335 per year for instate students and $20,691 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,641 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Sweetwater. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Sweetwater, your job prospects are good. There were 32,640 chefs working in Texas and 1,620 working in the greater Sweetwater area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chefs in Sweetwater will increase by 19% 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 Sweetwater is $17,990 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.