Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has five baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Connecticut Culinary Institute-Suffield, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 207. It is the 2186th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University).
Baking students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 129,580 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $26,370. Bakers in this area earn $31,700/yr and there are 2,220 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.316 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by bakers, and 76.864/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 5 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Connecticut Culinary Institute-Suffield comes out as the most expensive ($36,544/yr) for baking students, with Lakes Region Community College as the lowest, reported at only $13,158/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|