With an overall population of 31,419 and a student population of 4,720, approximately 3,150 of Wheeling students attend one of Wheeling's schools that offer culinary programs.
Wheeling's largest culinary school is West Virginia Northern Community College. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Culinary program at West Virginia Northern Community College.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in culinary in Wheeling in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Wheeling was $2,358 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for culinary related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Wheeling after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Wheeling, which is the most popular culinary profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 chefs in West Virginia were working in the greater Wheeling area. The number of chefs in Wheeling is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Wheeling is $18,270 per year, which is lower than the average for chefs state-wide.