Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three cooking schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Dallas, the highest ranked school in the city with a cooking program, has a total student population of 2,067. It is the 3373rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 169th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Cooking students from Dallas 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.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary.
Of the 3 cooking schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($40,779/yr) for cooking students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|