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Culinary Arts Schools in California

2,360 Culinary Arts students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Culinary Arts is the 11th most popular major in the state.

Gender Distribution

In California, a culinary arts major is more popular with women than with men.

Culinary Arts Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of culinary arts majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.3%
  • Black or African American: 8.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 40.7%
  • White: 28.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.4%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
Culinary Arts Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Culinary Arts Grads in California

In this state, there are 469,020 people employed in jobs related to a culinary arts degree, compared to 4,290,110 nationwide.

Culinary Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Culinary Arts Jobs in California

A typical salary for a culinary arts grad in the state is $34,450, compared to a typical salary of $33,210 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 60 colleges in California that offer culinary arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,882 Total Students

79% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,501. 28% of the teachers are full time.

#2

Cypress College

Cypress
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,794 Total Students

70% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,745.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,357 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.20%.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
92 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,200 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 44% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#6

Grossmont College

El Cajon
98 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,835 Total Students

67% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 34% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $2,908.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,000 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,373 Total Students

The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time. In their early career, SCC grads earn an average salary of $26,700.

#9

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa
78 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,122 Total Students

33% of the teachers are full time. 51% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,292 Total Students

In their early career, Riverside City College grads earn an average salary of $24,300. The full-time teacher rate is 35%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,033.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,133 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,940. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Culinary Arts Careers in CA

Some of the careers culinary arts majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Restaurant Cooks 18% $29,130
Food Preparation and Serving Worker Supervisors 14% $32,590
Chefs and Head Cooks 14% $46,360
Food Service Managers 14% $52,830
Bartenders 12% $25,670
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 12% $33,720
Bakers 12% $28,420
Cooks 10% $31,800
Butchers and Meat Cutters 9% $31,320
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 4% $27,970
Private Cooks 0% $39,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to culinary arts.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Cosmetology 14,022
Other Personal & Culinary Services 83
Funeral & Mortuary Science 81

View all majors related to Culinary Arts

View Nationwide Culinary Arts Report

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