Jamaica, NY has ten catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jna Institute of Culinary Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 49. It is the 2360th highest ranked school in the USA and the 202nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from Jamaica 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 Jamaica, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of New York City comes out as the most expensive ($33,682/yr) for catering 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|