Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Hair in Motion Beauty Academy, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 17. It is the 1984th highest ranked school in the USA and the 82nd highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Culinary students from Worcester 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.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Worcester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rob Roy Academy comes out as the most expensive ($18,840/yr) for culinary students, with Hair in Motion Beauty Academy as the lowest, reported at only $13,640/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|