Brunswick, ME has seven cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern New Hampshire University, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 7,119. It is the 605th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Cooking students from Brunswick 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.
Brunswick lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area has 194,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.03/hr average worker wage, and a $37,500 average annual salary.
Of the 7 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of Brunswick, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern New Hampshire University comes out as the most expensive ($23,655/yr) for cooking students, with Eastern Maine Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,452/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brunswick|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||23.4 miles|
|S Portland||ME||-||1||12.3758||12||23.4 miles|