Spokane has a general population of 195,629 and an overall student population of 28,115. Approximately 7,445 of Spokane's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Spokane, by student population, is Spokane Community College. In 2010, Spokane Community College graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in culinary.
A total of 35 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Spokane in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Spokane was $2,430 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Spokane.
If you plan on staying in Spokane after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Spokane, which is the most popular culinary profession, are average. There were 23,730 chefs working in Washington State and 1,840 working in the greater Spokane area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 11% in Spokane. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Spokane, you can expect to make an average salary of $21,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for chefs in the state.