Alaska contains three schools that offer cooking programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking cooking school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 cooking schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with Alaska Vocational Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,090/yr.
Cooking students from Alaska schools who go on to become chefs, cooks, sous chefs, line cooks, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 94,300 people working as chefs and head cooks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,240. Also, Cooks, private household make on average $27,720 per year and there are about 770 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the cooking schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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