Stillwater, OK (population: 49,103) has one catering school within its city limits. Meridian Technology Center has a total student population of 576. It is the 2274th highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Catering students from Stillwater 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.
Stillwater lies in Payne county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 122,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $15.68/hr average worker wage, and a $32,610 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Technology Center ends up costing a student $15,852/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stillwater|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||39.9 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||49.3 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||51.9 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||64.5 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||64.6 miles|