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Culinary Arts Schools in Arkansas

335 students earned Culinary Arts degrees in Arkansas in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Culinary Arts is the 33rd most popular major in the state out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Culinary Arts Majors in Arkansas

Culinary Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 171
Associate’s Degree 84
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 80
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 80

Gender Distribution

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

Culinary Arts Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 30.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.7%
  • White: 52.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
Culinary Arts Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Culinary Arts Grads in Arkansas

37,980 people in the state and 4,290,110 in the nation are employed in jobs related to culinary arts.

Culinary Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Culinary Arts Jobs in Arkansas

Culinary Arts grads earn an average of $29,470 in the state and $33,210 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Arkansas that offer culinary arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

203 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,531 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $11,705. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,979 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. A typical student attending NWACC will pay a net price of $7,316. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,800 a year.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,423 Total Students

A typical student attending ASU Mid-South will pay a net price of $11,367. In their early career, ASU Mid-South grads earn an average salary of $18,700. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.


Arkansas Tech University

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.10%.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,270 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 48%. A typical student attending ASUN will pay a net price of $10,399. 87% of students get financical aid.


Ozarka College

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,123 Total Students

41% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $18,300 after graduation.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,518 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,702. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. In their early career, UA Cossatot grads earn an average salary of $20,600.

Culinary Arts Careers in AR

Some of the careers culinary arts majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Restaurant Cooks 18% $21,980
Food Scientists and Technologists 17% $79,980
Bakers 16% $23,510
Food Service Managers 15% $46,000
Food Preparation and Serving Worker Supervisors 15% $25,700
Cooks 14% $0
Chefs and Head Cooks 14% $40,300
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 12% $20,440
Professors 11% $56,740
Bartenders 9% $19,350
Butchers and Meat Cutters 8% $30,300
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 6% $28,130
Private Cooks 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Cosmetology 1,176
Funeral & Mortuary Science 46

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