Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 39. It is the 987th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Culinary students from Colorado Springs 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.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Salon and Spa Academy comes out as the most expensive ($21,510/yr) for culinary students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|