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Culinary Schools in Arizona

There are 14 schools in the state of Arizona offering culinary programs. 821 students graduated with degrees from Arizona culinary schools in 2010. 410 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 332 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

915 students graduate from culinary programs in Arizona, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of culinary students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 332 students graduated with culinary certificates, 410 with an associate's level degree, and 79 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

14 culinary schools are in Arizona. And out of these, ten schools are public, while four schools are private. Tuition at a private culinary school varies from $17,316 to $38,000.

Average tuition for programs in culinary arts is $20,500. The lowest tuition in this state is at the Art Institute of Tucson-Tucson, while the highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $38,000 per year, is at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees in culinary. No culinary students at the undergraduate level pursued masters level degrees.

Culinary Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

915 students graduate from culinary programs in Arizona, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of culinary students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 332 students graduated with culinary certificates, 410 with an associate's level degree, and 79 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Culinary Program Completions in Arizona 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 333
  • Certificate 2007: 271
  • Certificate 2008: 353
  • Certificate 2009: 314
  • Certificate 2010: 332
  • Associate 2006: 734
  • Associate 2007: 654
  • Associate 2008: 607
  • Associate 2009: 352
  • Associate 2010: 410
  • Bachelor 2006: 0
  • Bachelor 2007: 35
  • Bachelor 2008: 50
  • Bachelor 2009: 112
  • Bachelor 2010: 79

Culinary Program Availability in Arizona

Arizona schools offer a total of 34 culinary programs. Of these programs, 47.1% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Culinary Program Availability in Arizona

  • Certificate: 16
  • Associate: 13
  • Bachelor: 5

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16620
  • 25th Percentile: 18320
  • Median: 22270
  • 75th Percentile: 27380
  • 90th Percentile: 30140

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16580
  • 25th Percentile: 18470
  • Median: 21330
  • 75th Percentile: 24530
  • 90th Percentile: 29390

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15920
  • 25th Percentile: 17330
  • Median: 20330
  • 75th Percentile: 24450
  • 90th Percentile: 32530

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15650
  • 25th Percentile: 16300
  • Median: 18140
  • 75th Percentile: 20920
  • 90th Percentile: 26950

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Salary by Percentile

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19500
  • 25th Percentile: 24570
  • Median: 31590
  • 75th Percentile: 40970
  • 90th Percentile: 51500

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16240
  • 25th Percentile: 18070
  • Median: 21480
  • 75th Percentile: 25520
  • 90th Percentile: 31130

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23070
  • 25th Percentile: 32390
  • Median: 40470
  • 75th Percentile: 50790
  • 90th Percentile: 65010

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15640
  • 25th Percentile: 16250
  • Median: 18030
  • 75th Percentile: 20260
  • 90th Percentile: 23200

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16460
  • 25th Percentile: 18570
  • Median: 23010
  • 75th Percentile: 29060
  • 90th Percentile: 39230

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16510
  • 25th Percentile: 18740
  • Median: 21800
  • 75th Percentile: 24950
  • 90th Percentile: 29140

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17000
  • 25th Percentile: 19710
  • Median: 24210
  • 75th Percentile: 29420
  • 90th Percentile: 35700

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17700
  • Median Salary 2007: 18510
  • Median Salary 2008: 19120
  • Median Salary 2009: 20890
  • Median Salary 2010: 21330
  • Total Employed 2006: 4230
  • Total Employed 2007: 4480
  • Total Employed 2008: 3930
  • Total Employed 2009: 4190
  • Total Employed 2010: 4270

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17640
  • Median Salary 2007: 18890
  • Median Salary 2008: 19410
  • Median Salary 2009: 20130
  • Median Salary 2010: 20330
  • Total Employed 2006: 20260
  • Total Employed 2007: 19220
  • Total Employed 2008: 16170
  • Total Employed 2009: 15390
  • Total Employed 2010: 11430

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16110
  • Median Salary 2007: 16470
  • Median Salary 2008: 16810
  • Median Salary 2009: 17760
  • Median Salary 2010: 18140
  • Total Employed 2006: 3660
  • Total Employed 2007: 3580
  • Total Employed 2008: 3970
  • Total Employed 2009: 4810
  • Total Employed 2010: 5440

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21785
  • Median Salary 2007: 22540
  • Median Salary 2008: 21650
  • Median Salary 2009: 23250
  • Median Salary 2010: 22270
  • Total Employed 2006: 330
  • Total Employed 2007: 340
  • Total Employed 2008: 660
  • Total Employed 2009: 530
  • Total Employed 2010: 340

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27480
  • Median Salary 2007: 29200
  • Median Salary 2008: 30600
  • Median Salary 2009: 31720
  • Median Salary 2010: 31590
  • Total Employed 2006: 15920
  • Total Employed 2007: 14910
  • Total Employed 2008: 15140
  • Total Employed 2009: 14380
  • Total Employed 2010: 14660

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16620
  • Median Salary 2007: 17650
  • Median Salary 2008: 16910
  • Median Salary 2009: 20520
  • Median Salary 2010: 21480
  • Total Employed 2006: 100
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34770
  • Median Salary 2007: 36940
  • Median Salary 2008: 39000
  • Median Salary 2009: 39650
  • Median Salary 2010: 40470
  • Total Employed 2006: 2450
  • Total Employed 2007: 2830
  • Total Employed 2008: 2680
  • Total Employed 2009: 3180
  • Total Employed 2010: 2680

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 15950
  • Median Salary 2007: 16240
  • Median Salary 2008: 16750
  • Median Salary 2009: 17650
  • Median Salary 2010: 18030
  • Total Employed 2006: 18110
  • Total Employed 2007: 17130
  • Total Employed 2008: 17350
  • Total Employed 2009: 15100
  • Total Employed 2010: 15710

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17740
  • Median Salary 2007: 18960
  • Median Salary 2008: 19240
  • Median Salary 2009: 19980
  • Median Salary 2010: 23010
  • Total Employed 2006: 2130
  • Total Employed 2007: 1610
  • Total Employed 2008: 1300
  • Total Employed 2009: 1150
  • Total Employed 2010: 1040

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20150
  • Median Salary 2007: 20590
  • Median Salary 2008: 21390
  • Median Salary 2009: 21620
  • Median Salary 2010: 21800
  • Total Employed 2006: 16430
  • Total Employed 2007: 18020
  • Total Employed 2008: 18820
  • Total Employed 2009: 18280
  • Total Employed 2010: 18650

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22170
  • Median Salary 2007: 23080
  • Median Salary 2008: 23980
  • Median Salary 2009: 24280
  • Median Salary 2010: 24210
  • Total Employed 2006: 5060
  • Total Employed 2007: 5420
  • Total Employed 2008: 5310
  • Total Employed 2009: 4860
  • Total Employed 2010: 4940

Arizona vs National Culinary Employment

Arizona vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Arizona: 1.972% (79270)

Culinary Schools in Arizona

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1. The Art Institute of Tucson - Tucson

5099 E. Grant Rd. #100
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 318-2719

The Art Institute of Tucson-Tucson is 3.1 miles from the center of the city. AI-Tucson offers three culinary programs. Out of those, students are offered two associate's level degrees in culinary arts by it and one culinary degree at the bachelor's level. AI-Tucson is one of 2 art colleges in Arizona.

2. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Scottsdale

8100 E Camelback Rd- Suite 1001
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-2729
(480) 425-3000

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale offers six programs in culinary arts. More specifically, it offers students two culinary certificates, two culinary degrees at the associate's level, and two bachelor's level degrees in culinary arts. This school is near the center of the city. It is the only culinary school in Arizona. In terms of programs, this school is the biggest institution in the state of Arizona offering culinary arts.

3. The Art Institute of Phoenix - Phoenix

2233 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
(602) 331-7500

The Art Institute of Phoenix-Phoenix is near the heart of downtown. AI-Phoenix offers four programs in culinary arts. More specifically, students are offered two degrees at the associate's level in culinary arts by it and two bachelor's level degrees in culinary arts. 1,291 students pursue degrees in 14 AI programs, overall. AI-Phoenix is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Arizona offering programs in culinary arts.

4. The Arizona Culinary Institute

10585 N 114th St Ste 401
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 603-1066

The Arizona Culinary Institute, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Scottsdale, AZ and it offers one program in culinary arts. 140 students pursue degrees in one program at this vocational school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Arizona offering culinary arts.

5. Rio Salado College

2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 517-8000

Rio Salado College is in Tempe, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one culinary program. This college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona.

6. Pima Community College

401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85709-5000
(520) 206-4500

Pima Community College, which is 3.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Tucson, AZ. It offers three culinary programs. Out of those, it offers two certificates in culinary arts to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Arizona offering programs in culinary arts.

7. The East Valley Institute of Technology

1601 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 461-4000

The East Valley Institute of Technology offers one program in culinary arts and this school, which is 1.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Mesa, AZ. Overall, 240 students seek degrees in 31 programs at this school.

8. Mohave Community College

1971 Jagerson Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409-1238
(928) 757-4331

Mohave Community College is located in Kingman, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in culinary arts. Of those, it offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. This community college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona. This community college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Arizona offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

9. Scottsdale Community College

9000 E Chaparral Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 423-6000

Scottsdale Community College is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two culinary programs. More specifically, it offers students one culinary certificate and one degree at the associate's level in culinary arts. This large college is one of 17 community colleges in Arizona. In terms of enrollment, it ranks seventh in the state of Arizona.

10. Arizona Western College

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

Arizona Western College is near Yuma, AZ and it offers one program in culinary arts. It is a public 2-year institution. It ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arizona.

11. Mesa Community College

1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 461-7000

Mesa Community College offers two culinary programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in culinary arts by this college and one culinary degree at the associate's level. This college is near the heart of downtown. 26,408 students pursue degrees in 133 programs at this community college, overall. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Arizona.

12. Estrella Mountain Community College

3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85323-1000
(623) 935-8000

Estrella Mountain Community College is located in the suburbs of Avondale, Arizona. It offers three programs in culinary arts. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in culinary arts by it and one culinary degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

13. Phoenix College

1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 264-2492

Phoenix College offers three programs in culinary arts. Of those, this college offers two culinary certificates to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. It is near the center of the city. 13,000 students pursue degrees in 137 Phoenix College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks fifth in the state of Arizona.

14. Cochise College

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, AZ 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

Cochise College, which is only a few miles from Douglas, is located in a rural area. It offers two culinary programs. More specifically, this public school offers one culinary certificate to students and one culinary degree at the associate's level. 5,585 students pursue degrees in 133 programs at this school, overall. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Arizona offering culinary arts in terms of programs.