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Culinary Schools in Iowa

There are five schools in the state of Iowa offering culinary programs. 113 students graduated from programs at Iowa culinary schools in 2010. 95 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 18 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 110 students graduate from culinary programs in Iowa per year. Out of those, 18 students graduated with culinary certificates and 95 with an associate's level degree.

Five culinary schools are in Iowa. Of these, five schools are public. Tuition at a public culinary school varies from $3,120 to $3,990.

Average tuition for culinary programs is $3,584. The highest tuition for culinary programs, which is $3,990 each year, is at Iowa Central Community College, while the lowest tuition in this state is at Indian Hills Community College.

Schools in this state offer certificates and associates degrees for culinary students.

Culinary Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 110 students graduate from culinary programs in Iowa per year. Out of those, 18 students graduated with culinary certificates and 95 with an associate's level degree.

Culinary Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 12
  • Certificate 2007: 20
  • Certificate 2008: 18
  • Certificate 2009: 27
  • Certificate 2010: 18
  • Associate 2006: 71
  • Associate 2007: 84
  • Associate 2008: 89
  • Associate 2009: 96
  • Associate 2010: 95

Culinary Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of ten programs in culinary arts. Of these programs, close to 60% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates.

Culinary Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 4
  • Associate: 6

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Cooks, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16110
  • 25th Percentile: 17660
  • Median: 21310
  • 75th Percentile: 24480
  • 90th Percentile: 29210

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Short Order Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15880
  • 25th Percentile: 16600
  • Median: 18860
  • 75th Percentile: 21600
  • 90th Percentile: 23620

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

Food Preparation Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15960
  • 25th Percentile: 16880
  • Median: 18860
  • 75th Percentile: 22040
  • 90th Percentile: 25320

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15960
  • 25th Percentile: 16880
  • Median: 18560
  • 75th Percentile: 21300
  • 90th Percentile: 24980

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: 19020
  • 25th Percentile: 22030
  • Median: 26940
  • 75th Percentile: 33750
  • 90th Percentile: 42260

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 16170
  • 25th Percentile: 17950
  • Median: 21130
  • 75th Percentile: 25060
  • 90th Percentile: 28880

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Chefs and Head Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25340
  • 25th Percentile: 28000
  • Median: 33900
  • 75th Percentile: 43280
  • 90th Percentile: 53550

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Fast Food Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15710
  • 25th Percentile: 15940
  • Median: 16590
  • 75th Percentile: 18390
  • 90th Percentile: 19650

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

Food Batchmakers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18930
  • 25th Percentile: 24270
  • Median: 32190
  • 75th Percentile: 50000
  • 90th Percentile: 56380

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Restaurant Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15920
  • 25th Percentile: 16880
  • Median: 18860
  • 75th Percentile: 21910
  • 90th Percentile: 25010

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16570
  • 25th Percentile: 18640
  • Median: 21880
  • 75th Percentile: 25310
  • 90th Percentile: 29360

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

Short Order Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 15830
  • Median Salary 2007: 16050
  • Median Salary 2008: 16730
  • Median Salary 2009: 18430
  • Median Salary 2010: 18860
  • Total Employed 2006: 1670
  • Total Employed 2007: 1540
  • Total Employed 2008: 1760
  • Total Employed 2009: 1950
  • Total Employed 2010: 1730

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

Food Preparation Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 16740
  • Median Salary 2007: 17250
  • Median Salary 2008: 17900
  • Median Salary 2009: 18390
  • Median Salary 2010: 18860
  • Total Employed 2006: 9020
  • Total Employed 2007: 9540
  • Total Employed 2008: 8780
  • Total Employed 2009: 8010
  • Total Employed 2010: 5860

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 17940
  • Median Salary 2007: 18500
  • Median Salary 2008: 18850
  • Median Salary 2009: 18790
  • Median Salary 2010: 18560
  • Total Employed 2006: 2280
  • Total Employed 2007: 2270
  • Total Employed 2008: 2000
  • Total Employed 2009: 2230
  • Total Employed 2010: 2380

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

Cooks, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18000
  • Median Salary 2007: 17990
  • Median Salary 2008: 20200
  • Median Salary 2009: 22090
  • Median Salary 2010: 21310
  • Total Employed 2006: 160
  • Total Employed 2007: 130
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 125

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: 25870
  • Median Salary 2007: 26530
  • Median Salary 2008: 26470
  • Median Salary 2009: 26210
  • Median Salary 2010: 26940
  • Total Employed 2006: 7660
  • Total Employed 2007: 7940
  • Total Employed 2008: 8430
  • Total Employed 2009: 8810
  • Total Employed 2010: 8460

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 17350
  • Median Salary 2007: 17320
  • Median Salary 2008: 17680
  • Median Salary 2009: 19090
  • Median Salary 2010: 21130
  • Total Employed 2006: 840
  • Total Employed 2007: 1240
  • Total Employed 2008: 1170
  • Total Employed 2009: 850
  • Total Employed 2010: 530

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

Chefs and Head Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32480
  • Median Salary 2007: 35590
  • Median Salary 2008: 38180
  • Median Salary 2009: 33600
  • Median Salary 2010: 33900
  • Total Employed 2006: 580
  • Total Employed 2007: 490
  • Total Employed 2008: 380
  • Total Employed 2009: 490
  • Total Employed 2010: 490

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

Fast Food Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 14350
  • Median Salary 2007: 14980
  • Median Salary 2008: 15800
  • Median Salary 2009: 16110
  • Median Salary 2010: 16590
  • Total Employed 2006: 8210
  • Total Employed 2007: 5650
  • Total Employed 2008: 5590
  • Total Employed 2009: 4810
  • Total Employed 2010: 4240

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

Food Batchmakers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25340
  • Median Salary 2007: 27050
  • Median Salary 2008: 28400
  • Median Salary 2009: 34900
  • Median Salary 2010: 32190
  • Total Employed 2006: 2280
  • Total Employed 2007: 2240
  • Total Employed 2008: 2290
  • Total Employed 2009: 2710
  • Total Employed 2010: 2370

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

Restaurant Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18140
  • Median Salary 2007: 18250
  • Median Salary 2008: 18650
  • Median Salary 2009: 18780
  • Median Salary 2010: 18860
  • Total Employed 2006: 9660
  • Total Employed 2007: 10680
  • Total Employed 2008: 10620
  • Total Employed 2009: 9990
  • Total Employed 2010: 10000

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20070
  • Median Salary 2007: 20550
  • Median Salary 2008: 21610
  • Median Salary 2009: 21860
  • Median Salary 2010: 21880
  • Total Employed 2006: 7770
  • Total Employed 2007: 7640
  • Total Employed 2008: 7630
  • Total Employed 2009: 7460
  • Total Employed 2010: 7170

Iowa vs National Culinary Employment

Iowa vs National Culinary Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.078% (43355)

Culinary Schools in Iowa

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1. Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College is in town of Ottumwa, Iowa. This college offers two programs in culinary arts. Specifically, this mid-sized college offers one certificate in culinary arts to students and one culinary degree at the associate's level. 5,520 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this college, overall. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

2. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District is located in the center of Davenport. It offers two culinary programs. Out of those, this community college offers one culinary certificate to students and one associate's level culinary arts degree. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering culinary arts in terms of programs.

3. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It offers three programs in culinary arts. Specifically, this community college offers one culinary certificate to students and two associate's level degrees in culinary arts. Overall, 18,456 students seek degrees in 120 programs at this college. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering culinary arts.

4. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. It offers two programs in culinary arts. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in culinary arts and one degree at the associate's level in culinary arts. Overall, 24,658 students pursue degrees in 98 programs at this college. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in culinary arts.

5. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College offers one culinary program and it is located in Fort Dodge, IA. Overall, 6,204 students pursue degrees in 49 programs at this college. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering culinary arts.