Staten Island, NY has twelve 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 Staten Island 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 12 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Staten Island, 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 Staten Island|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||9.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||12.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||15.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||15.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||15.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||17.1 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||17.7 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||18.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||18.3 miles|