Alabama contains three schools that offer cooking programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking cooking school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 cooking schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Shelton State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,760/yr.
Cooking students from Alabama 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 Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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