Ardmore, OK has three catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 1403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Catering students from Ardmore 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.
Ardmore lies in Carter county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for catering students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ardmore|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||79.2 miles|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||81.1 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||89.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||91.0 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||92.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||99.2 miles|