Culinary Arts & Related Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
26,675
declining 5.59%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,688
declining 6.75%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$19,504
growing 2.61%
Average Wage
$53,646
growing 10.7%
People in Workforce
62,485
growing 12.1%
Average Employee Age
38.1
growing 0.677%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Culinary Arts & Related Services degree recipients are Guaynabo, PR, New York, NY, and Boulder, CO. The locations with a relatively high number of Culinary Arts & Related Services degree recipients are . The most common degree awarded to students studying Culinary Arts & Related Services is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Culinary Arts & Related Services and the types of students that study this field. Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc awards the most degrees in Culinary Arts & Related Services in the US, but The International Culinary Center and IVAEM College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services.

Tuition costs for Culinary Arts & Related Services majors are, on average, $3,688 for in-state public colleges, and $19,504 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Culinary Arts & Related Services programs are Public, 2-year institutions (400 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (12,532 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services, is Public, 2-year (12,532 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,688
Median In-State Public
$19,504
Median Out of State Private

Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc has the most Culinary Arts & Related Services degree recipients, with 1,252 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Culinary Arts & Related Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, The International Culinary Center has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services 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 Culinary Arts & Related Services.

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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 $53,646 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Cashiers.

The industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors is Restaurants & Food Services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.
$53,646
Average Wage in Workforce
± $4,844
10.7%
1 Year Growth
± 12.6%

The average salary for Personal & Culinary Services majors is $53,646 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Cashiers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary 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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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 Cashiers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.
62,485
2019 Workforce
± 6,136
12.1%
1 Year Growth
± 12.8%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 12.1%, from 55,724 in 2018 to 62,485 in 2019.

The largest single share of Personal & Culinary Services graduates go on to work as Chefs & head cooks (15%). 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

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.
62,485
2019 Workforce
± 6,136
12.1%
1 Year Growth
± 12.8%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 12.1%, from 55,724 in 2018 to 62,485 in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Personal & Culinary Services graduates by share is Restaurants & Food Services, followed by Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores. 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 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services 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.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Personal & Culinary Services in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services is 38.1.

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 are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Personal & Culinary Services (10,469 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.
38.1
Average Age in 2019
± 1.13 Years
0.677%
1 Year Change
± 4.32%

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 30 and 32 years old, which represent 8.83% and 6.73% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Culinary Arts & Related Services are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services 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 (58.6%)
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 Culinary Arts & Related Services.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,469 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,896 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5,133 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Related Services 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
    2,425 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,697 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1,076 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Culinary Arts & Related Services. 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 4 Digit Course Culinary Arts & Related Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,412 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    682 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Philippines
    1.09 times more than expected
  2. Mexico
    0.736 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees (1.09 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 Mexico (2,412 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Culinary Arts & Related Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Culinary Arts & Related Services majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Culinary Arts & Related Services majors need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Science, and Troubleshooting.

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 Culinary Arts & Related Services 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 Quality Control Analysis is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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