Illinois contains 21 schools that offer cooking programs. Robert Morris College, the highest-ranking cooking school in IL, has a total student population of 4,619 and is the 3235th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 cooking schools in Illinois, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr), with Triton College as the lowest recorded at only $2,479/yr.
Cooking students from Illinois 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. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 60 employed cooks, private household earning an average yearly salary of $20,360. Chefs and head cooks in this state earn $38,380/yr and there are 5,230 employed.
Also, within the cooking schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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