Greensboro, NC (population: 259,523) has seven baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 4,895. It is the 5002nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Baking students from Greensboro 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 28,910 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $19,040. Bakers in this area earn $24,190/yr and there are 310 employed.
Greensboro lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.880 out of every 1000 jobs in Greensboro are held by bakers, and 82.806/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 7 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Greensboro, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham comes out as the most expensive ($28,276/yr) for baking students, with Virginia Western Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greensboro|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||11.8 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||23.2 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||45.4 miles|