Boca Raton, FL (population: 86,084) has seven baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 3,217. It is the 3088th highest ranked school in the USA and the 157th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Baking students from Boca Raton schools who go on to become bakers, chefs, pastry chefs, pastry artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 140,510 people working as bakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,350. Also, Food preparation and serving related employees make on average $20,880 per year and there are about 11,218,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 53,740 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $22,800. Bakers in this area earn $27,910/yr and there are 640 employed.
Boca Raton lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Boca Raton are held by bakers, and 105/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 7 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Boca Raton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami comes out as the most expensive ($42,363/yr) for baking students, with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boca Raton|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||4.2 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||7.6 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||9.1 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||11.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||16.0 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||17.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||26.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||28.7 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||30.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||31.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||32.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||34.2 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||38.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||47.3 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||64.7 miles|