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Pastry Schools in California

There are 11 California schools offering pastry programs. In 2010, 697 students graduated from programs at California pastry schools. 638 of all these students graduated with certificates and 59 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

614 students graduate from pastry programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for close to 14% of pastry students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 638 students graduated with pastry certificates and 59 with an associate's level degree.

11 pastry schools are located in this Pacific Coast state. And of these, 11 schools are private. Tuition at a private pastry school varies from $4,338 to $22,593.

Average tuition for pastry programs is $13,695. The highest tuition for pastry programs, which is $22,593 every year, is at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena, while the lowest tuition in this state is at the Coast Career Institute.

California schools offer certificates and associates degrees in pastry.

Pastry Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

614 students graduate from pastry programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for close to 14% of pastry students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 638 students graduated with pastry certificates and 59 with an associate's level degree.

Pastry Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 578
  • Certificate 2007: 526
  • Certificate 2008: 531
  • Certificate 2009: 446
  • Certificate 2010: 638
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 31
  • Associate 2010: 59

Pastry Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 14 programs in pastry arts. Of these programs, approximately 71.4% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Pastry Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 4

Career Trends

Bakers — Salary by Percentile

Bakers — Salary by Percentile

Bakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18580
  • 25th Percentile: 20770
  • Median: 24940
  • 75th Percentile: 31740
  • 90th Percentile: 39500

Career Trends

Bakers — Employment Trend

Bakers — Employment Trend

Bakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22720
  • Median Salary 2007: 23780
  • Median Salary 2008: 24670
  • Median Salary 2009: 25210
  • Median Salary 2010: 24940
  • Total Employed 2006: 18200
  • Total Employed 2007: 20100
  • Total Employed 2008: 20130
  • Total Employed 2009: 18790
  • Total Employed 2010: 17600

California vs National Pastry Employment

California vs National Pastry Employment

  • Employed in California: 12.501% (17600)

Pastry Schools in California

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1. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
(310) 752-4700

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, which is near the center of the city, is in Santa Monica, CA. AI offers two programs in pastry arts. Out of those, AI-Los Angeles offers one certificate in pastry arts to students and one associate's level pastry arts degree. AI-Los Angeles is one of 14 art colleges in California. This college ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

2. The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

2850 Gateway Oaks Dr-Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95833
(800) 477-1957

The Art Institute of California-Sacramento offers one pastry program and AI-Sacramento is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 1,063 students pursue degrees in 12 programs at this specialized college. This college is the second largest institution in the state of California offering pastry arts in terms of programs.

3. The San Diego Culinary Institute

8024 La Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 91941
(619) 644-2100

The San Diego Culinary Institute offers one program in pastry arts and it is located in the suburbs of San Diego, California. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California. This school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in pastry arts.

4. The Art Institute of California - Orange County

3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 830-0200

The Art Institute of California-Orange County offers two programs in pastry arts. Out of those, this college offers students one pastry certificate and one associate's level pastry arts degree. AI, which is near the center of the city, is in Santa Ana, CA. AI-Orange County is a for-profit 4-year institution. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in pastry arts.

5. The Art Institute of California - San Diego

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
(866) 275-2422

The Art Institute of California-San Diego is near the center of the city and this college offers one pastry program. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering pastry arts in terms of programs.

6. The Institute of Technology Inc

564 W Herndon
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 297-4500

The Institute of Technology Inc is located in the suburbs of Clovis, California and it offers one program in pastry arts. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering pastry arts.

7. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Sacramento

2450 Del Paso Rd- Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 830-6220

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Sacramento, which is near Sacramento, is in a rural setting and Cordon Bleu offers one program in pastry arts. 678 students pursue degrees in two programs at Cordon Bleu, overall. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in pastry arts.

8. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena

521 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 229-1300

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena is in the center of Pasadena and it offers one program in pastry arts. It is one of 2 culinary schools in California. This culinary school is the largest institution in the state of California offering pastry arts.

9. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, which is near the heart of downtown, is in San Bernardino, CA. AI offers two programs in pastry arts. Specifically, this college offers students one certificate in pastry arts and one associate's level degree in pastry arts. This college is a for-profit 4-year institution. This specialized college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering pastry programs.

10. The California Culinary Academy

350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 771-3500

The California Culinary Academy, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in San Francisco, CA and this school offers one pastry program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of California offering pastry arts.

11. The Coast Career Institute

1354 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015-3040
(213) 747-6289

The Coast Career Institute, which is 1.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one program in pastry arts. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school ranks ninth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.