East Stroudsburg, PA has sixteen catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Keystone College, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 1,691. It is the 647th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from East Stroudsburg 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 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $35,620. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $19,740/yr and there are 15,140 employed.
East Stroudsburg lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 142,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.81/hr average worker wage, and a $34,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 106.054 out of every 1000 jobs in East Stroudsburg are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.264/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 16 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of East Stroudsburg, only 4 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 East Stroudsburg|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||34.4 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||40.3 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||50.3 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||51.1 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||52.1 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||52.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||54.8 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||56.1 miles|