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Culinary Schools in Colorado

There are nine schools in the state of Colorado offering culinary programs. In 2010, 589 students graduated from programs at Colorado culinary schools. 345 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 229 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

539 students graduate from programs in Colorado in culinary arts, on average, every year. This accounts for 2% of culinary students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 229 students graduated with culinary certificates, 345 with a degree at the associate's level, and 15 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Nine culinary schools are located in this state. And out of these, while three schools are private, six schools are public. Tuition at a private culinary school varies from $17,532 to $24,429, while tuitions at a public culinary school are $6,248.

Average tuition for programs in culinary arts is $12,639. The lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $6,248 per year, is at Mesa State College, while the highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $24,429 per year, is at the Art Institute of Colorado-Colorado.

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

Culinary Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

539 students graduate from programs in Colorado in culinary arts, on average, every year. This accounts for 2% of culinary students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 229 students graduated with culinary certificates, 345 with a degree at the associate's level, and 15 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Culinary Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 59
  • Certificate 2007: 82
  • Certificate 2008: 106
  • Certificate 2009: 190
  • Certificate 2010: 229
  • Associate 2006: 371
  • Associate 2007: 335
  • Associate 2008: 341
  • Associate 2009: 370
  • Associate 2010: 345
  • Bachelor 2006: 17
  • Bachelor 2007: 37
  • Bachelor 2008: 43
  • Bachelor 2009: 59
  • Bachelor 2010: 15

Culinary Program Availability in Colorado

Schools in this state offer a total of 20 programs in culinary arts. Of these programs, approximately 50% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Culinary Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 2

Personal Chefs — Salary by Percentile

Personal Chefs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 24995
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20470
  • 25th Percentile: 23000
  • Median: 27700
  • 75th Percentile: 31780
  • 90th Percentile: 37760

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15710
  • 25th Percentile: 16280
  • Median: 20210
  • 75th Percentile: 25520
  • 90th Percentile: 29750

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16220
  • 25th Percentile: 17730
  • Median: 20550
  • 75th Percentile: 24290
  • 90th Percentile: 29070

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15890
  • 25th Percentile: 17160
  • Median: 20050
  • 75th Percentile: 25440
  • 90th Percentile: 30280

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: 21050
  • 25th Percentile: 25480
  • Median: 32640
  • 75th Percentile: 41300
  • 90th Percentile: 51010

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16650
  • 25th Percentile: 18690
  • Median: 21200
  • 75th Percentile: 23500
  • 90th Percentile: 29080

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28840
  • 25th Percentile: 34880
  • Median: 44630
  • 75th Percentile: 56480
  • 90th Percentile: 70020

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16090
  • 25th Percentile: 16920
  • Median: 18230
  • 75th Percentile: 19550
  • 90th Percentile: 22340

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16910
  • 25th Percentile: 18780
  • Median: 25580
  • 75th Percentile: 31950
  • 90th Percentile: 37800

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16690
  • 25th Percentile: 18960
  • Median: 22690
  • 75th Percentile: 26960
  • 90th Percentile: 30220

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18290
  • 25th Percentile: 21770
  • Median: 27010
  • 75th Percentile: 34150
  • 90th Percentile: 44030

Personal Chefs — Employment Trend

Personal Chefs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22370
  • Median Salary 2007: 23030
  • Median Salary 2008: 23855
  • Median Salary 2009: 24655
  • Median Salary 2010: 24995
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 115
  • Total Employed 2008: 115
  • Total Employed 2009: 110
  • Total Employed 2010: 105

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 21130
  • Median Salary 2007: 21190
  • Median Salary 2008: 20140
  • Median Salary 2009: 19730
  • Median Salary 2010: 20210
  • Total Employed 2006: 2480
  • Total Employed 2007: 2510
  • Total Employed 2008: 2740
  • Total Employed 2009: 2180
  • Total Employed 2010: 1880

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18830
  • Median Salary 2007: 19090
  • Median Salary 2008: 19700
  • Median Salary 2009: 20160
  • Median Salary 2010: 20550
  • Total Employed 2006: 13060
  • Total Employed 2007: 14580
  • Total Employed 2008: 13260
  • Total Employed 2009: 12130
  • Total Employed 2010: 11160

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 19600
  • Median Salary 2007: 20180
  • Median Salary 2008: 20670
  • Median Salary 2009: 20880
  • Median Salary 2010: 20050
  • Total Employed 2006: 4260
  • Total Employed 2007: 5550
  • Total Employed 2008: 5500
  • Total Employed 2009: 4960
  • Total Employed 2010: 4500

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29310
  • Median Salary 2007: 28980
  • Median Salary 2008: 28990
  • Median Salary 2009: 27690
  • Median Salary 2010: 27700
  • Total Employed 2006: 150
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 200
  • Total Employed 2009: 150
  • Total Employed 2010: 150

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: 28590
  • Median Salary 2007: 29840
  • Median Salary 2008: 30680
  • Median Salary 2009: 31820
  • Median Salary 2010: 32640
  • Total Employed 2006: 12480
  • Total Employed 2007: 13290
  • Total Employed 2008: 14300
  • Total Employed 2009: 14060
  • Total Employed 2010: 14010

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 18260
  • Median Salary 2007: 17220
  • Median Salary 2008: 18260
  • Median Salary 2009: 21780
  • Median Salary 2010: 21200
  • Total Employed 2006: 645
  • Total Employed 2007: 660
  • Total Employed 2008: 580
  • Total Employed 2009: 500
  • Total Employed 2010: 380

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36760
  • Median Salary 2007: 37760
  • Median Salary 2008: 39700
  • Median Salary 2009: 41300
  • Median Salary 2010: 44630
  • Total Employed 2006: 2030
  • Total Employed 2007: 2320
  • Total Employed 2008: 2380
  • Total Employed 2009: 2180
  • Total Employed 2010: 1940

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16190
  • Median Salary 2007: 16100
  • Median Salary 2008: 16600
  • Median Salary 2009: 17230
  • Median Salary 2010: 18230
  • Total Employed 2006: 6600
  • Total Employed 2007: 6810
  • Total Employed 2008: 6110
  • Total Employed 2009: 5390
  • Total Employed 2010: 3770

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22210
  • Median Salary 2007: 22580
  • Median Salary 2008: 24400
  • Median Salary 2009: 25120
  • Median Salary 2010: 25580
  • Total Employed 2006: 1070
  • Total Employed 2007: 1060
  • Total Employed 2008: 1560
  • Total Employed 2009: 1510
  • Total Employed 2010: 1550

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20990
  • Median Salary 2007: 22000
  • Median Salary 2008: 22850
  • Median Salary 2009: 22450
  • Median Salary 2010: 22690
  • Total Employed 2006: 19830
  • Total Employed 2007: 20980
  • Total Employed 2008: 21120
  • Total Employed 2009: 23060
  • Total Employed 2010: 21510

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22330
  • Median Salary 2007: 23170
  • Median Salary 2008: 24550
  • Median Salary 2009: 26350
  • Median Salary 2010: 27010
  • Total Employed 2006: 4810
  • Total Employed 2007: 4460
  • Total Employed 2008: 4480
  • Total Employed 2009: 5570
  • Total Employed 2010: 5690

Colorado vs National Culinary Employment

Colorado vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.658% (66645)

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1. The Art Institute of Colorado - Colorado

1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203-2983
(303) 837-0825

The Art Institute of Colorado-Colorado is in the center of Denver. This college offers four culinary programs. Of those, it offers one culinary certificate to students, two culinary degrees at the associate's level, and one degree at the bachelor's level in culinary arts. It is one of 2 art colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary arts.

2. The Culinary School of the Rockies

637 S Broadway- Ste H
Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 494-7988

The Culinary School of the Rockies, which is near the center of the city, is in Boulder, CO. It offers two culinary programs. It offers students two certificates in culinary arts. Overall, 43 students pursue degrees in two Culinary School of the Rockies programs. It is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

3. Emily Griffith Technical College

1250 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80204-2197
(720) 423-4700

Emily Griffith Technical College offers two programs in culinary arts. It offers two certificates in culinary arts to students. This school, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Denver, CO. It is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado. This public school is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in culinary arts.

4. Johnson & Wales University - Denver

7150 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 256-9300

Johnson & Wales University-Denver Is 4.3 miles from the center of the city. It offers four culinary programs. Out of those, JWU offers students three associate's level culinary arts degrees and one bachelor's level culinary arts degree. 1,532 students seek degrees in 26 programs at JWU, overall. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in culinary arts.

5. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado and this college offers one culinary program. This community college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary arts.

6. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College offers two culinary programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and one culinary degree at the associate's level. It is in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 6,088 students pursue degrees in 43 Colorado Mountain College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary arts.

7. Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
(303) 797-4222

Arapahoe Community College is in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado and this college offers one culinary program. Overall, 9,961 students pursue degrees in 60 Arapahoe Community College programs. This college is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary arts.

8. Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

Mesa State College, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Grand Junction, CO. CMU offers two programs in culinary arts. Specifically, it offers students one culinary certificate and one degree at the associate's level in culinary arts. It is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

9. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College offers two programs in culinary arts. Out of those, it offers one culinary certificate to students and one associate's level degree in culinary arts. This community college is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering culinary programs.