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Culinary Schools in Arkansas

There are four schools in the state of Arkansas offering culinary programs. In 2010, 55 students graduated from programs at Arkansas culinary schools. 34 of all these students graduated with certificates and 21 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

36 students graduate from programs in this state in culinary arts, on average, each year. Out of those, 34 students graduated with culinary certificates and 21 with an associate's level degree.

Four culinary schools are located in this state. And out of these, four schools are public. Tuition at a public culinary school varies from $1,780 to $2,840.

Average tuition for culinary programs is $2,456. While the lowest tuition in Arkansas is at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, the highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $2,840 per year, is at Pulaski Technical College.

Culinary schools in Arkansas offer certificates and associates degrees.

Culinary Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

36 students graduate from programs in this state in culinary arts, on average, each year. Out of those, 34 students graduated with culinary certificates and 21 with an associate's level degree.

Culinary Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 5
  • Certificate 2007: 1
  • Certificate 2008: 8
  • Certificate 2009: 13
  • Certificate 2010: 34
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 3
  • Associate 2008: 9
  • Associate 2009: 11
  • Associate 2010: 21

Culinary Program Availability in Arkansas

Arkansas schools offer a total of 11 programs in culinary arts. Of these programs, close to 63.6% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Culinary Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 4

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16210
  • 25th Percentile: 17580
  • Median: 20330
  • 75th Percentile: 24780
  • 90th Percentile: 30300

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15520
  • 25th Percentile: 16110
  • Median: 17480
  • 75th Percentile: 19150
  • 90th Percentile: 22100

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15520
  • 25th Percentile: 16080
  • Median: 17630
  • 75th Percentile: 19370
  • 90th Percentile: 22760

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15470
  • 25th Percentile: 15970
  • Median: 17120
  • 75th Percentile: 18510
  • 90th Percentile: 19400

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: 17240
  • 25th Percentile: 19970
  • Median: 24520
  • 75th Percentile: 30330
  • 90th Percentile: 38390

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 15490
  • 25th Percentile: 16010
  • Median: 17520
  • 75th Percentile: 19170
  • 90th Percentile: 23480

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21420
  • 25th Percentile: 29250
  • Median: 40210
  • 75th Percentile: 53040
  • 90th Percentile: 101950

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15430
  • 25th Percentile: 15860
  • Median: 16920
  • 75th Percentile: 18400
  • 90th Percentile: 19310

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18370
  • 25th Percentile: 20180
  • Median: 22130
  • 75th Percentile: 24540
  • 90th Percentile: 30770

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15700
  • 25th Percentile: 16660
  • Median: 18560
  • 75th Percentile: 21810
  • 90th Percentile: 25300

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15680
  • 25th Percentile: 16600
  • Median: 18580
  • 75th Percentile: 21960
  • 90th Percentile: 25770

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16130
  • Median Salary 2007: 17310
  • Median Salary 2008: 17370
  • Median Salary 2009: 17900
  • Median Salary 2010: 17480
  • Total Employed 2006: 960
  • Total Employed 2007: 1730
  • Total Employed 2008: 2150
  • Total Employed 2009: 1840
  • Total Employed 2010: 1310

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14140
  • Median Salary 2007: 15400
  • Median Salary 2008: 16040
  • Median Salary 2009: 16670
  • Median Salary 2010: 17630
  • Total Employed 2006: 7060
  • Total Employed 2007: 6970
  • Total Employed 2008: 7510
  • Total Employed 2009: 7090
  • Total Employed 2010: 6430

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 13640
  • Median Salary 2007: 14680
  • Median Salary 2008: 15210
  • Median Salary 2009: 15780
  • Median Salary 2010: 17120
  • Total Employed 2006: 2280
  • Total Employed 2007: 3020
  • Total Employed 2008: 2920
  • Total Employed 2009: 3530
  • Total Employed 2010: 3530

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17380
  • Median Salary 2007: 15900
  • Median Salary 2008: 16600
  • Median Salary 2009: 18980
  • Median Salary 2010: 20330
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 80
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 230

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: 22030
  • Median Salary 2007: 22700
  • Median Salary 2008: 23580
  • Median Salary 2009: 23940
  • Median Salary 2010: 24520
  • Total Employed 2006: 7290
  • Total Employed 2007: 8050
  • Total Employed 2008: 8050
  • Total Employed 2009: 8570
  • Total Employed 2010: 8380

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 12880
  • Median Salary 2007: 14260
  • Median Salary 2008: 16090
  • Median Salary 2009: 16805
  • Median Salary 2010: 17520
  • Total Employed 2006: 30
  • Total Employed 2007: 30
  • Total Employed 2008: 30
  • Total Employed 2009: 30
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28610
  • Median Salary 2007: 30840
  • Median Salary 2008: 32820
  • Median Salary 2009: 36515
  • Median Salary 2010: 40210
  • Total Employed 2006: 440
  • Total Employed 2007: 360
  • Total Employed 2008: 380
  • Total Employed 2009: 440
  • Total Employed 2010: 420

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 13510
  • Median Salary 2007: 14700
  • Median Salary 2008: 15210
  • Median Salary 2009: 15710
  • Median Salary 2010: 16920
  • Total Employed 2006: 11550
  • Total Employed 2007: 12110
  • Total Employed 2008: 10790
  • Total Employed 2009: 10560
  • Total Employed 2010: 9590

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24420
  • Median Salary 2007: 25500
  • Median Salary 2008: 26910
  • Median Salary 2009: 25110
  • Median Salary 2010: 22130
  • Total Employed 2006: 1010
  • Total Employed 2007: 950
  • Total Employed 2008: 790
  • Total Employed 2009: 880
  • Total Employed 2010: 1080

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16840
  • Median Salary 2007: 17780
  • Median Salary 2008: 18940
  • Median Salary 2009: 18910
  • Median Salary 2010: 18560
  • Total Employed 2006: 5890
  • Total Employed 2007: 5720
  • Total Employed 2008: 6590
  • Total Employed 2009: 6780
  • Total Employed 2010: 7320

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14820
  • Median Salary 2007: 16080
  • Median Salary 2008: 16660
  • Median Salary 2009: 17900
  • Median Salary 2010: 18580
  • Total Employed 2006: 7330
  • Total Employed 2007: 6990
  • Total Employed 2008: 6710
  • Total Employed 2009: 6760
  • Total Employed 2010: 7610

Arkansas vs National Culinary Employment

Arkansas vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 1.143% (45930)

Culinary Schools in Arkansas

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
(479) 636-9222

NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers three programs in culinary arts. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in culinary arts by it and one associate's level degree in culinary arts. This community college, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Bentonville, AR. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

2. Pulaski Technical College

3000 W Scenic Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72118-3347
(501) 812-2200

Pulaski Technical College, which is 2.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in North Little Rock, AR. It offers four culinary programs. Out of those, this school offers three certificates in culinary arts to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. Overall, 11,199 students seek degrees in 64 Pulaski Technical College programs. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering culinary programs.

3. Ozarka College

218 College Dr
Melbourne, AR 72556-0010
(870) 368-7371

Ozarka College is located in Melbourne, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school offers two programs in culinary arts. Of those, this school offers students one certificate in culinary arts and one culinary degree at the associate's level. This school is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering culinary programs.

4. North Arkansas College

1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601-5508
(870) 743-3000

Founded in 1973, North Arkansas College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Harrison, AR. This community college offers 30 certificates and 16 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 2,421 students pursued degrees from the 39 programs at this community college. It offers subjects including criminal justice and drafting. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. It is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas.

5. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832
(870) 584-4471

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas offers two culinary programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and one degree at the associate's level in culinary arts. It is in De Queen, Arkansas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This public college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in culinary arts.

6. Arkansas Tech University

Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

Arkansas Tech University is a public, 4-year, research institution, founded in 1909. Tech is in town of Russellville, Arkansas. ATU is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Arkansas. Tech offers 17 certificates, 12 degrees at the associates level, 51 bachelors level degrees, and 26 degrees at the masters level to students. In 2010, 9,815 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this university. ATU offers subjects such as nursing assisting, law enforcement, and HVAC. This university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This university is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas.