Ventura, CA has twenty-three cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Antelope Valley Medical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 792. It is the 2238th highest ranked school in the USA and the 207th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cooking students from Ventura 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.
Of the 23 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of Ventura, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles comes out as the most expensive ($32,714/yr) for cooking students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ventura|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||28.5 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||29.0 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||38.0 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||43.6 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||45.9 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||47.1 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||47.6 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||49.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||52.4 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||62.7 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||64.5 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||71.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||76.1 miles|