Rio Grande, OH has eight cooking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carver Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a cooking program, has a total student population of 267. It is the 918th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Cooking students from Rio Grande 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.
Rio Grande lies in Gallia county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area has 164,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $16.95/hr average worker wage, and a $35,270 average annual salary.
Of the 8 cooking schools with a 100-mile radius of Rio Grande, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School comes out as the most expensive ($19,008/yr) for cooking students, with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rio Grande|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||31.3 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||70.8 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||74.6 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||84.5 miles|