Tennessee contains three schools that offer cooking programs. Walters State Community College, the highest-ranking cooking school in TN, has a total student population of 6,853 and is the 4368th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 cooking schools in Tennessee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($30,998/yr), with Walters State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,601/yr.
Cooking students from Tennessee 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. In fact, in the Tennessee alone, there are employed cooks, private household earning an average yearly salary of $24,560. Chefs and head cooks in this state earn $35,260/yr and there are 1,410 employed.
Also, within the cooking schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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