Arkansas contains six schools that offer cooking programs. Arkansas Tech University, the highest-ranking cooking school in AR, has a total student population of 8,814 and is the 2155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 cooking schools in Arkansas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with Ozarka College as the lowest recorded at only $4,722/yr.
Cooking students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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