Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has four baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Platt College, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 103. It is the 1299th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Baking students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 49,170 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $18,330. Bakers in this area earn $22,980/yr and there are 670 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.187 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by bakers, and 87.068/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 4 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,416/yr) for baking students, with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee as the lowest, reported at only $6,257/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|