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Culinary Schools In Arkansas

In Arkansas, there are 6 accredited schools where culinary classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Arkansas' culinary academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in culinary includes culinary training at the following levels:


  1. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

    183 College Drive, De Queen, Arkansas 71832

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. North Arkansas College

    1515 Pioneer Dr, Harrison, Arkansas 72601-5508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Ozarka College

    218 College Dr, Melbourne, Arkansas 72556-0010

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pulaski Technical College

    3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Culinary Employment

Arkansas 26,250
National 2,077,050

Of all of the culinary professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Culinary professionals In Arkansas

26,170 26,910 26,620 26,380 26,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of culinary professionals is growing in Arkansas. In 2010 there were 80 more culinary professionals working in Arkansas than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of culinary professionals has grown by 0%. This growth is slower than the national trend for culinary professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of culinary professionals working around the nation.

Culinary VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$18,578 $20,400 $21,184 $14,664 $24,176
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Culinary
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to culinary professionals are growing in Arkansas. Culinary professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $18,578 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $24,176 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Culinary professionals in Arkansas

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Thus, culinary professionals' salaries grew by 23% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arkansas state, within the field of culinary, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid culinary professionals earn 132% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Culinary professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Restaurant Management

In Arkansas, culinary professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Culinary programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


As the number of culinary professionals is increasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited culinary schools in Arkansas state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 5 culinary graduates from culinary courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 55 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of culinary school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas by 1000%. Most of these graduates, or 64%, earned an undergraduate certificate in culinary.

Culinary Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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