Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one cooking school within its city limits. Fresno City College has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cooking students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College ends up costing a student $6,031/yr.
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