Russellville, AR has two culinary schools within its city limits. Arkansas Beauty College, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 59. It is the 1634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
Culinary students from Russellville 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.
Russellville lies in Pope county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 77,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $14.76/hr average worker wage, and a $30,710 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arkansas Beauty College comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for culinary students, with Arkansas Tech University as the lowest, reported at only $7,149/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Russellville|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||53.8 miles|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||58.9 miles|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||59.9 miles|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||84.3 miles|