Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has two cooking schools within its city limits. Travel Institute of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in the city with a cooking program, has a total student population of 202. It is the 1223rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Cooking students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cooking schools in Honolulu, 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) for cooking students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.