Virginia contains ten schools that offer cooking programs. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, the highest-ranking cooking school in VA, has a total student population of 218 and is the 964th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 cooking schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,009/yr.
Cooking students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are employed cooks, private household earning an average yearly salary of $26,770. Chefs and head cooks in this state earn $51,730/yr and there are 2,090 employed.
Also, within the cooking schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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