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Culinary Arts Schools in Illinois

1,440 students earned Culinary Arts degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Culinary Arts is the 33rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Culinary Arts Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 688
Associate’s Degree 387
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 342
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 342
Bachelor’s Degree 23

Gender Distribution

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

Culinary Arts Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

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%
Culinary Arts Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Culinary Arts Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 156,470 people employed in jobs related to a culinary arts degree, compared to 4,290,110 nationwide.

Culinary Arts Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Culinary Arts Jobs in Illinois

In this state, culinary arts grads earn an average of $30,640. Nationwide, they make an average of $33,210.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

A typical student attending Lake Land College will pay a net price of $4,809. The full-time teacher rate is 59%. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

270 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,410 Total Students

40% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Kennedy-King College grads earn an average salary of $18,000. 84% of students get financical aid.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,005 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. In their early career, NLU grads earn an average salary of $38,200. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,931 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,768. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 23%.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,743 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 24%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,846 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 42%. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,318 Total Students

A typical student attending Joliet Junior College will pay a net price of $4,688. The full-time teacher rate is 31%. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

#8

College of DuPage

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

A typical student attending COD will pay a net price of $6,569. The full-time teacher rate is 22%. Of all the students who attend this school, 57% get financial aid.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,032 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,000 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,192.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,508 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,650. In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid.

#10

Triton College

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,300 a year.

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
Food Scientists and Technologists 8% $84,280
Bartenders 6% $19,540
Butchers and Meat Cutters 6% $27,350
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks 5% $26,260
Wholesale and Retail Buyers -4% $0

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

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