Middletown, OH (population: 51,674) has eight cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 31,134. It is the 194th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Cooking students from Middletown 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.
Middletown lies in Butler county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cincinnati-Middletown-KY-IN area has 994,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.35/hr average worker wage, and a $42,340 average annual salary.
Of the 8 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of Middletown, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati comes out as the most expensive ($27,113/yr) for cooking students, with Sinclair Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Middletown|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||32.7 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||32.9 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||35.3 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||53.7 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||86.1 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||93.1 miles|