Fort Myers, FL (population: 68,373) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Heritage Institute-Ft Myers, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 1,055. It is the 3066th highest ranked school in the USA and the 155th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Culinary students from Fort Myers 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.
Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Fort Myers, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Ft Myers comes out as the most expensive ($25,130/yr) for culinary students, with Sunstate Academy as the lowest, reported at only $9,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Myers|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.0 miles|