Redding, CA (population: 91,776) has one culinary school within its city limits. Shasta College has a total student population of 10,578. It is the 4371st highest ranked school in the USA and the 402nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Culinary students from Redding 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.
Redding lies in Shasta county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Redding area has 61,480 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,570 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shasta College ends up costing a student $5,404/yr.