Jamaica, NY has fourteen baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Culinary Institute of America, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 2,914. It is the 944th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Baking students from Jamaica 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.
Of the 14 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Jamaica, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, French Culinary Institute comes out as the most expensive ($53,832/yr) for baking students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jamaica|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||2.4 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||3.5 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||5.7 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||7.2 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||7.6 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||8.2 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||8.9 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||10.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||13.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||14.4 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||15.0 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||20.0 miles|