San Marcos, CA (population: 82,614) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Palomar Institute of Cosmetology, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 179. It is the 1167th highest ranked school in the USA and the 87th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Culinary students from San Marcos 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.
San Marcos lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in San Marcos, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palomar Institute of Cosmetology comes out as the most expensive ($27,105/yr) for culinary students, with Palomar College as the lowest, reported at only $7,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Marcos|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||22.9 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||36.1 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||37.7 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||40.8 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||42.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||43.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||45.0 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||51.9 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||56.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||59.9 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||61.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||62.4 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||62.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||63.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||66.4 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||69.5 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||70.0 miles|