With an overall population of 208,054 and a student population of 78,603, approximately 16,610 of Madison students attend one of Madison's schools that offer culinary programs.
The largest culinary school in Madison, by student population, is Madison Area Technical College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Madison Area Technical College with credentials in culinary.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a culinary degree in Madison. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,342 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,266 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Madison.
If you decide to work as a chef in Madison, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 16,070 chefs in Wisconsin. Of these chefs, 1,880 were working in the greater Madison area. The number of chefs in Madison 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 Madison is $22,860 per year, which is higher than the average for chefs state-wide.