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Culinary Schools in Costa Mesa, California

There are 19 schools located near Costa Mesa, CA offering culinary programs. 2,313 students graduated with degrees from Costa Mesa culinary schools in 2010. 1,517 of all these students graduated with certificates and 750 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,314 students graduate from programs in this municipality in culinary arts each year. This accounts for 48% of students who California schools graduate from culinary programs. Out of those, 1,517 students graduated with culinary certificates, 750 with a degree at the associate's level, and 46 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

19 culinary schools are in Costa Mesa. And out of these, 14 schools are public, while five schools are private. Private culinary school tuition varies from $18,648 to $18,848.

Average tuition for culinary programs is $18,737. The lowest tuition in Costa Mesa is at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, while the highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $18,848 per year, is at the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles.

Schools in Costa Mesa offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for culinary students. No culinary students at the undergraduate level pursued degrees at the masters level in 2010.

Culinary Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Costa Mesa, California

On average, 2,314 students graduate from programs in this municipality in culinary arts each year. This accounts for 48% of students who California schools graduate from culinary programs. Out of those, 1,517 students graduated with culinary certificates, 750 with a degree at the associate's level, and 46 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Culinary Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Costa Mesa, California

  • Certificate 2006: 710
  • Certificate 2007: 710
  • Certificate 2008: 931
  • Certificate 2009: 1304
  • Certificate 2010: 1517
  • Associate 2006: 965
  • Associate 2007: 896
  • Associate 2008: 1334
  • Associate 2009: 649
  • Associate 2010: 750
  • Bachelor 2006: 24
  • Bachelor 2007: 45
  • Bachelor 2008: 50
  • Bachelor 2009: 43
  • Bachelor 2010: 46

Culinary Program Availability in Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa schools offer a total of 52 culinary programs. Of these programs, about 51.9% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Culinary Program Availability in Costa Mesa, California

  • Certificate: 27
  • Associate: 22
  • Bachelor: 3

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17940
  • 25th Percentile: 19570
  • Median: 22420
  • 75th Percentile: 24930
  • 90th Percentile: 27700

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17390
  • 25th Percentile: 18090
  • Median: 19240
  • 75th Percentile: 22780
  • 90th Percentile: 30010

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17620
  • 25th Percentile: 18660
  • Median: 21560
  • 75th Percentile: 27410
  • 90th Percentile: 31950

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19750
  • 25th Percentile: 22030
  • Median: 25800
  • 75th Percentile: 29080
  • 90th Percentile: 31860

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: 20530
  • 25th Percentile: 22500
  • Median: 27730
  • 75th Percentile: 37790
  • 90th Percentile: 46680

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 17390
  • 25th Percentile: 17920
  • Median: 18810
  • 75th Percentile: 19860
  • 90th Percentile: 21970

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22720
  • 25th Percentile: 30910
  • Median: 41020
  • 75th Percentile: 62730
  • 90th Percentile: 78740

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17240
  • 25th Percentile: 17720
  • Median: 18490
  • 75th Percentile: 19280
  • 90th Percentile: 20370

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17620
  • 25th Percentile: 18590
  • Median: 20540
  • 75th Percentile: 25160
  • 90th Percentile: 38490

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19210
  • 25th Percentile: 21200
  • Median: 23850
  • 75th Percentile: 27960
  • 90th Percentile: 31570

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19200
  • 25th Percentile: 23090
  • Median: 28170
  • 75th Percentile: 34600
  • 90th Percentile: 44380

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20060
  • Median Salary 2007: 21930
  • Median Salary 2008: 22520
  • Median Salary 2009: 22620
  • Median Salary 2010: 22420
  • Total Employed 2006: 2000
  • Total Employed 2007: 1530
  • Total Employed 2008: 1620
  • Total Employed 2009: 950
  • Total Employed 2010: 830

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17190
  • Median Salary 2007: 18250
  • Median Salary 2008: 18970
  • Median Salary 2009: 19440
  • Median Salary 2010: 19240
  • Total Employed 2006: 9970
  • Total Employed 2007: 9420
  • Total Employed 2008: 9670
  • Total Employed 2009: 10070
  • Total Employed 2010: 11000

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17190
  • Median Salary 2007: 18680
  • Median Salary 2008: 23950
  • Median Salary 2009: 23060
  • Median Salary 2010: 21560
  • Total Employed 2006: 2270
  • Total Employed 2007: 1950
  • Total Employed 2008: 1690
  • Total Employed 2009: 1520
  • Total Employed 2010: 1400

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22380
  • Median Salary 2007: 25570
  • Median Salary 2008: 25130
  • Median Salary 2009: 25540
  • Median Salary 2010: 25800
  • Total Employed 2006: 85
  • Total Employed 2007: 100
  • Total Employed 2008: 170
  • Total Employed 2009: 240
  • Total Employed 2010: 310

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: 26310
  • Median Salary 2007: 26720
  • Median Salary 2008: 27970
  • Median Salary 2009: 28020
  • Median Salary 2010: 27730
  • Total Employed 2006: 8180
  • Total Employed 2007: 8520
  • Total Employed 2008: 9040
  • Total Employed 2009: 8830
  • Total Employed 2010: 9060

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 16160
  • Median Salary 2007: 17060
  • Median Salary 2008: 17860
  • Median Salary 2009: 18550
  • Median Salary 2010: 18810
  • Total Employed 2006: 790
  • Total Employed 2007: 810
  • Total Employed 2008: 730
  • Total Employed 2009: 690
  • Total Employed 2010: 680

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35220
  • Median Salary 2007: 37800
  • Median Salary 2008: 39490
  • Median Salary 2009: 38690
  • Median Salary 2010: 41020
  • Total Employed 2006: 1260
  • Total Employed 2007: 1310
  • Total Employed 2008: 1160
  • Total Employed 2009: 1070
  • Total Employed 2010: 820

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16570
  • Median Salary 2007: 17280
  • Median Salary 2008: 18070
  • Median Salary 2009: 18630
  • Median Salary 2010: 18490
  • Total Employed 2006: 10570
  • Total Employed 2007: 12170
  • Total Employed 2008: 12410
  • Total Employed 2009: 11060
  • Total Employed 2010: 9940

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20850
  • Median Salary 2007: 22760
  • Median Salary 2008: 21200
  • Median Salary 2009: 20340
  • Median Salary 2010: 20540
  • Total Employed 2006: 1110
  • Total Employed 2007: 880
  • Total Employed 2008: 1050
  • Total Employed 2009: 1130
  • Total Employed 2010: 1150

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21490
  • Median Salary 2007: 22850
  • Median Salary 2008: 23790
  • Median Salary 2009: 24720
  • Median Salary 2010: 23850
  • Total Employed 2006: 9080
  • Total Employed 2007: 10050
  • Total Employed 2008: 10600
  • Total Employed 2009: 10370
  • Total Employed 2010: 10410

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25290
  • Median Salary 2007: 26960
  • Median Salary 2008: 26870
  • Median Salary 2009: 28100
  • Median Salary 2010: 28170
  • Total Employed 2006: 1680
  • Total Employed 2007: 1740
  • Total Employed 2008: 1540
  • Total Employed 2009: 1540
  • Total Employed 2010: 1410

Costa Mesa vs California Culinary Employment

Costa Mesa vs California Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Costa Mesa: 9.907% (47010)

Culinary Schools in Costa Mesa, California

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1. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College offers four culinary programs. More specifically, students are offered two culinary certificates by it and two culinary degrees at the associate's level. This large college, which is 15.6 miles from Laguna Niguel, is 2.3 miles from Costa Mesa, CA. This college is a public 2-year institution and it is one out of two institutions in this municipality offering culinary arts.