Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four culinary schools within its city limits. Travel Institute of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 202. It is the 1223rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Culinary students from Honolulu 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.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary.
Of the 4 culinary schools in Honolulu, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Travel Institute of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($17,270/yr) for culinary students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.