S Portland, ME has ten cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston University, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Cooking students from S Portland 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.
Of the 10 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of S Portland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts comes out as the most expensive ($44,097/yr) for cooking students, with North Shore Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,134/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from S Portland|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||0.0 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||79.3 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||88.9 miles|