Iowa contains five schools that offer cooking programs. Iowa Central Community College, the highest-ranking cooking school in IA, has a total student population of 5,905 and is the 3768th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 cooking schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kirkwood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($11,037/yr), with Iowa Central Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,132/yr.
Cooking students from Iowa 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 Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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