Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has two cooking schools within its city limits. Harrison College-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with a cooking program, has a total student population of 2,424. It is the 4926th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Cooking students from Indianapolis 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.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cooking schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,430/yr) for cooking students, with Harrison College-Indianapolis as the lowest, reported at only $15,076/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|