Machias, ME has two cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Washington County Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 374. It is the 2679th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Maine (#1 is Bowdoin College).
Cooking students from Machias 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.
Machias lies in Washington county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area has 75,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $16.45/hr average worker wage, and a $34,220 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of Machias, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington County Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,685/yr) for cooking students, with Eastern Maine Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,452/yr.