Foley, AL has fifteen culinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. J & J Hair Design College, the highest ranked school in this group with a culinary program, has a total student population of 48. It is the 1485th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Culinary students from Foley 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.
Foley lies in Baldwin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary.
Of the 15 culinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Foley, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Blue Cliff Career College comes out as the most expensive ($24,193/yr) for culinary students, with Radford M Locklin Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,748/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Foley|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||10.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||33.4 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||63.6 miles|