Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has seven culinary schools within its city limits. Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 31. It is the 1066th highest ranked school in the USA and the 40th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Culinary students from Jacksonville 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.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary.
Of the 7 culinary schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($26,208/yr) for culinary students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|