Some factors that influence the cost of culinary school include where the school is located, the type of degree and the specific culinary program. The cost of a culinary education can range from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000, according to the Careers through Culinary Arts Program.
There are several degrees options available to culinary school students. Larger schools, such as Le Cordon Bleu, offer bachelor's degrees, associate degrees or certificates. Smaller schools, such as the San Francisco Cooking School, offer only certificate programs, reports EATER.
Culinary school programs often focus on either culinary arts or baking and pastry making. However, there are also programs in hospitality, culinary management and restaurant management, notes the Careers through Culinary Arts Program.