Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has seven culinary schools within its city limits. Trend Setters Academy-Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 121. It is the 1813th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Culinary students from Louisville 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.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary.
Of the 7 culinary schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Dixie comes out as the most expensive ($40,896/yr) for culinary students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|