Oregon contains nine schools that offer cooking programs. Western Culinary Institute, the highest-ranking cooking school in OR, has a total student population of 725 and is the 3586th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 cooking schools in Oregon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Culinary Institute comes out as the most expensive ($48,778/yr), with Linn-Benton Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,982/yr.
Cooking students from Oregon 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 Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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