Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has four culinary schools within its city limits. Old Town Barber and Beauty College, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 34. It is the 1157th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Culinary students from Wichita 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.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary.
Of the 4 culinary schools in Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Old Town Barber and Beauty College comes out as the most expensive ($21,888/yr) for culinary students, with Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita as the lowest, reported at only $13,104/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|