Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has two catering schools within its city limits. Francis Tuttle Technology Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a catering program, has a total student population of 1,993. It is the 5530th highest ranked school in the USA and the 127th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Catering students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 150 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $33,960. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $18,330/yr and there are 49,170 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 87.068 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.265/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 2 catering schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Francis Tuttle Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($12,586/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 Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|