With an overall population of 34,782 and a student population of 6,671, approximately 5,018 of Texarkana students attend one of Texarkana's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Texarkana, by student population, is Texarkana College. In 2010, Texarkana College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Texarkana in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Texarkana's culinary schools was $10,539 per year for instate students and $11,439 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,777 for culinary related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Texarkana-based culinary schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
Many culinary graduates choose to work as chefs after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Texarkana, your job prospects are good. There were 76,350 chefs working in Texas and 420 working in the greater Texarkana area in 2010. The government projects that the number of chefs in Texarkana will 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 Texarkana is $17,660 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.