New Wilmington, PA has eight catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lorain County Joint Vocational School District, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 128. It is the 1530th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Catering students from New Wilmington 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.
New Wilmington lies in Lawrence county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary.
Of the 8 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of New Wilmington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division comes out as the most expensive ($31,682/yr) for catering students, with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Wilmington|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||58.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||61.9 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||65.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||66.5 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||69.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||72.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||78.1 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||85.2 miles|