Shreveport, LA (population: 204,311) has two cooking schools within its city limits. Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a cooking program, has a total student population of 1,403. It is the 4564th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Cooking students from Shreveport 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.
Shreveport lies in Caddo county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Shreveport-Bossier City area has 173,610 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cooking schools in Shreveport, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport-Bossier Campus comes out as the most expensive ($7,626/yr) for cooking students, with Southern University at Shreveport as the lowest, reported at only $7,027/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Shreveport|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||8.9 miles|