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General Cooking & Culinary Arts Schools in California

1,256 students earned General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts degrees in California in the 2019-2020 year.

A General Cooking & Culinary Arts major is the 16th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of General Cooking & Culinary Arts Majors in California

General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 546
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 546
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 546
Associate Degree 361
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 349
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 349

Gender Distribution

In California, a general cooking and related culinary arts major is more popular with women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of general cooking and related culinary arts majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 12.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 45.5%
  • White: 23.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
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Jobs for General Cooking & Culinary Arts Grads in California

313,480 people in the state and 2,852,700 in the nation are employed in jobs related to general cooking and related culinary arts.

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Wages for General Cooking & Culinary Arts Jobs in California

General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts grads earn an average of $35,680 in the state and $30,360 nationwide.

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There are 44 colleges in California that offer general cooking and related culinary arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

141 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,451 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 75% get financial aid.

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136 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,285 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,400 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Los Angeles Trade Technical College will pay a net price of $6,907. 83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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Cypress College

Cypress
99 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,325 Total Students

The 9.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,489.

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Grossmont College

El Cajon
90 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,426 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 78% of students receive it. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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89 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,003 Total Students

32 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $26,700 after graduation. 69% of students get financical aid.

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Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa
76 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,125 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,000 a year. This public school has an average net price of $3,178.

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74 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,757 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $5,782. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time.

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70 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,080 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. In their early career, Riverside City College grads earn an average salary of $24,300.

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61 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,101 Total Students

73% of students get financical aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.10%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

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54 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,224 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. 82% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Delta will pay a net price of $10,599.

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General Cooking & Culinary Arts Careers in CA

Some of the careers general cooking and related 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
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 13% $33,720
Cooks 10% $31,800

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to general cooking and related culinary arts.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Restaurant & Catering Management 413
Chef Training 210
Baking & Pastry Arts 132
Food Preparation/Kitchen Assistant 25
Wine Steward/Sommelier 25
Other Culinary Arts 9

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