Mountain Home, AR has two culinary schools within its city limits. Marsha Kay Beauty College, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 30. It is the 2013th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Culinary students from Mountain Home 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.
Mountain Home lies in Baxter county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 68,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $13.96/hr average worker wage, and a $29,050 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Mountain Home, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home comes out as the most expensive ($14,991/yr) for culinary students, with Marsha Kay Beauty College as the lowest, reported at only $10,348/yr.