Hawaii contains six schools that offer cooking programs. Travel Institute of the Pacific, the highest-ranking cooking school in HI, has a total student population of 202 and is the 1223rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 cooking schools in Hawaii, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Travel Institute of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($17,270/yr), with Leeward Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,998/yr.
Cooking students from Hawaii 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 Hawaii, the average student population is 3,134 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 704 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,845 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,000, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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