New Jersey contains nine schools that offer cooking programs. Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, the highest-ranking cooking school in NJ, has a total student population of 434 and is the 1071st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 cooking schools in New Jersey, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Community Workforce Development Center comes out as the most expensive ($18,864/yr), with Mercer County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,403/yr.
Cooking students from New Jersey 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.
Also, within the cooking schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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