West Virginia contains eight schools that offer cooking programs. Carver Career Center, the highest-ranking cooking school in WV, has a total student population of 267 and is the 918th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 cooking schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, James Rumsey Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($10,524/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Cooking students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are employed cooks, private household earning an average yearly salary of $16,760. Chefs and head cooks in this state earn $37,690/yr and there are 450 employed.
Also, within the cooking schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from cooking, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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