Pennsylvania contains 30 schools that offer cooking programs. Drexel University, the highest-ranking cooking school in PA, has a total student population of 22,493 and is the 108th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 cooking schools in Pennsylvania, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Cooking students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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