Monroe, LA (population: 50,949) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Cloyds Beauty School 2 Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 15. It is the 1909th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Culinary students from Monroe 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.
Monroe lies in Ouachita county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Monroe area has 75,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $15.81/hr average worker wage, and a $32,890 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Monroe, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pat Goins Beauty School comes out as the most expensive ($17,808/yr) for culinary students, with Cloyds Beauty School 2 Inc as the lowest, reported at only $10,548/yr.