Astoria, OR has three catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Clover Park Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 6,573. It is the 4643rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Catering students from Astoria 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.
Astoria lies in Clatsop county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 70,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.96/hr average worker wage, and a $35,280 average annual salary.
Of the 3 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Astoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clover Park Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,663/yr) for catering students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Astoria|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||82.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||99.1 miles|