Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

2,729

declining 2.67%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,864

growing 1.9%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,396

growing 4%

Average Wage

$48,186

growing 5.3%

People in Workforce

48,516

declining 8.96%

Average Employee Age

37.2

declining 2.01%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management degree recipients are Scottsdale, AZ, New York, NY, and Miami, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management degree recipients are Idabel, OK, Lemoore, CA, and Columbia, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management and the types of students that study this field. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale awards the most degrees in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management in the US, but Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale and Jna Institute of Culinary Arts have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management.

Tuition costs for Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management majors are, on average, $3,864 for in-state public colleges, and $30,396 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management programs are Public, 2-year institutions (108 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,263 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management, is Public, 2-year (1,263 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,864

Median In-State Public

$30,396

Median Out of State Private

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale has the most Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management degree recipients, with 296 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale and Jna Institute of Culinary Arts have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management, with 61.2% and 34.5%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Personal & Culinary Services majors is $48,186 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

The industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors is Restaurants & Food Services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$48,186

Average Wage in Workforce

± $5,064

5.3%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

The average salary for Personal & Culinary Services majors is $48,186 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Personal & Culinary Services majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Personal & Culinary Services majors, by number of employees, are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Personal & Culinary Services majors are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Miscellaneous managers, and Cashiers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

48,516

2017 Workforce

± 5,407

8.96%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 8.96%, from 53,291 in 2016 to 48,516 in 2017.

The largest single share of Personal & Culinary Services graduates go on to work as Chefs & head cooks (19.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Personal & Culinary Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

The most common industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services majors, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories , and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

48,516

2017 Workforce

± 5,407

8.96%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 8.96%, from 53,291 in 2016 to 48,516 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Personal & Culinary Services graduates by share is Restaurants & Food Services, followed by Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories . This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Personal & Culinary Services.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Personal & Culinary Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Personal & Culinary Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Personal & Culinary Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services is 37.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,162) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

37.2

Average Age in 2017

± 1.29 Years

2.01%

1 Year Change

± 4.9%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 35 years old, which represent 7.8% and 5.6% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Personal & Culinary Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (57.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,162 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    595 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    396 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    123 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    114 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    99 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    1,176 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    798 degree recipients

  3. China

    498 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Philippines

    2.86 times more than expected

  2. China

    1.34 times more than expected

  3. Dominican Republic

    1.32 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees (2.86 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (1,176 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management majors need many skills, but most especially Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Monitoring, Coordination, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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