Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has four cooking schools within its city limits. Culinary Academy of Austin, the highest ranked school in the city with a cooking program, has a total student population of 25. It is the 2542nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Cooking students from Austin 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.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 4 cooking schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Culinary Academy of Austin comes out as the most expensive ($39,675/yr) for cooking students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|