Alaska contains three schools that offer culinary programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking culinary school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with Alaska Vocational Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,090/yr.
Culinary students from Alaska schools who go on to become culinary artists, bakers, chefs, cooks, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 140,510 people working as bakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,350. Also, Cooks, private household make on average $27,720 per year and there are about 770 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the culinary schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from culinary, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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