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Culinary Arts Schools in Virginia

654 students earned Culinary Arts degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Culinary Arts is the 9th most popular major in the state out of a total 42 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 41.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.6%
  • White: 39.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
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Jobs for Culinary Arts Grads in Virginia

There are 93,730 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 Virginia

Culinary Arts grads earn an average of $29,400 in the state and $33,210 nationwide.

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There are 15 colleges in Virginia that offer culinary arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
248 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
13,487 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,554. The average student takes 4.01 years to complete their degree at ECPI University. 44% of the teachers are full time.

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
2,373 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,701. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,064 Total Students

In their early career, Tidewater Community College grads earn an average salary of $24,500. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,303 Total Students

In their early career, Virginia Western Community College grads earn an average salary of $24,800. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. 32% of the teachers are full time.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
248 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,700 after graduation. 8% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,909 Total Students

73% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 17% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,023.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,219 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. A typical student attending Southside Virginia Community College will pay a net price of $7,361. Graduates earn an average $19,900 after graduation.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,312 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,394. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,700 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,711 Total Students

26% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Reynolds Community College will pay a net price of $6,233. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,813 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $23,700 after graduation.

Culinary Arts Careers in VA

Some of the careers culinary arts majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 16% $28,470
Restaurant Cooks 15% $24,930
Chefs and Head Cooks 14% $53,000
Butchers and Meat Cutters 13% $34,580
Bakers 13% $24,950
Food Preparation and Serving Worker Supervisors 13% $34,830
Food Service Managers 12% $64,450
Bartenders 6% $22,980

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Cosmetology 1,023
Funeral & Mortuary Science 21

View all majors related to Culinary Arts

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