Olney, MD (population: 41,213) has ten catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 101. It is the 2767th highest ranked school in the USA and the 233rd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from Olney 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.
Of the 10 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Olney, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stratford University comes out as the most expensive ($27,887/yr) for catering students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington as the lowest, reported at only $4,849/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olney|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||4.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||6.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||7.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||12.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||15.8 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||19.2 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||20.3 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||24.6 miles|