To date, we’ve asked 34 current and past personal and culinary services students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Choosing a degree to pursue is not a quick and easy task.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a personal and culinary services degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a personal and culinary services degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are personal and culinary services students compared to other degrees?

Overall, personal and culinary services students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 2.9 out of 5. For context, personal and culinary services students rate their happiness similarly to students in Education and Teaching.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to personal and culinary services

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Education and Teaching$46,560
Personal and Culinary Services$50,662

Let's break that down further.

Are personal and culinary services students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.8 out of 5 stars
34 ratings
5 stars
32%
4 stars
32%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
6%
1 stars
6%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
36 ratings
5 stars
22%
4 stars
17%
3 stars
25%
2 stars
19%
1 stars
17%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in personal and culinary services experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did personal and culinary services graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what personal and culinary services grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
35 ratings
5 stars
17%
4 stars
26%
3 stars
34%
2 stars
17%
1 stars
6%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were personal and culinary services students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
2.9 out of 5 stars
34 ratings
5 stars
12%
4 stars
15%
3 stars
32%
2 stars
29%
1 stars
12%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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