Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has one catering school within its city limits. The Art Institute of Indianapolis has a total student population of 1,057. It is the 5512th highest ranked school in the USA and the 107th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Catering students from Indianapolis schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 260 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $44,360. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $19,830/yr and there are 76,890 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 88.312 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.304/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Indianapolis ends up costing a student $22,430/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|