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Culinary Arts Schools in Illinois

1,440 Culinary Arts students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Culinary Arts is the 8th most popular major out of a total 48 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.3%
  • Black or African American: 26.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.6%
  • White: 40.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.9%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
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Jobs for Culinary Arts Grads in Illinois

There are 156,470 people in the state and 4,290,110 people in the nation working in culinary arts jobs.

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Wages for Culinary Arts Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a culinary arts grad in the state is $30,640, compared to a typical salary of $33,210 nationwide.

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There are 25 colleges in Illinois that offer culinary arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Lake Land College

Mattoon
429 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,466 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

270 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,410 Total Students

40% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $18,000 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,005 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $14,303. In their early career, NLU grads earn an average salary of $38,200. The average student takes 5.00 years to complete their degree at NLU.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,931 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,768. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,743 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $4,928. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,846 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. A typical student attending Richland Community College will pay a net price of $5,269. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,318 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 31% are considered full time. In their early career, Joliet Junior College grads earn an average salary of $25,800. 50% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,903 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,032 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. 26% of the teachers are full time. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,508 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,650. In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000.

#10

Triton College

River Grove
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,571 Total Students

28% of the teachers are full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

Culinary Arts Careers in IL

Some of the careers culinary arts majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Restaurant Cooks 17% $27,350
Food Preparation and Serving Worker Supervisors 14% $28,790
Chefs and Head Cooks 13% $49,070
Bakers 10% $24,760
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 9% $31,210
Bartenders 6% $19,540
Butchers and Meat Cutters 6% $27,350
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 5% $26,260

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Cosmetology 3,695
Funeral & Mortuary Science 126

View all majors related to Culinary Arts

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