Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Regency Beauty Institute-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 128. It is the 3109th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Culinary students from Kansas City 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.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regency Beauty Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,436/yr) for culinary students, with House of Heavilin Beauty College as the lowest, reported at only $21,516/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|