Culinary Schools in Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa has a population of 108,724 and is located in Orange county.

The average in-state tuition for full time undergraduate students in culinary schools in Costa Mesa during the 2009 - 2010 school year was $12,492.00. The average tuition was $13,804.00 for non-residents studying in California.

The cost, on average, for books and supplies needed for culinary schools in Costa Mesa is $904.00. Students living on campus at culinary schools in Costa Mesa paid an average of $7,994.00 for room and board during the 2009 - 2010 school year. Students living at home incurred costs of $7,960.00. There is one culinary college in Costa Mesa for students to choose from. Culinary programs in Costa Mesa reportedly graduated 47 students in the 2008 - 2009 school year.

Culinary Schools in Costa Mesa

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

Programs Offered

  • Certification in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  • Associates in Cooking and Related Culinary Arts


  • Tuition (in-state): $624.00
  • Tuition (out-of-state): $4,560.00
  • Room & Board (on compus): Not Available
  • Room & Board (off campus): $9,000.00

Financial Aid

  • Number of students receiving aid: 845
  • Average aid received per student: $3,281.00

Culinary Salary in Costa Mesa

ProfessionAverage SalaryNumber Employed in City
Chefs and Head Cooks$42,780.001,070
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,390.008,830
Cooks, Fast Food$19,250.0011,060
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$29,890.001,540
Cooks, Restaurant$25,580.0010,370
Cooks, Short Order$22,670.00950
Food Preparation Workers$21,750.0010,070

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