Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four culinary schools within its city limits. Xenon International Academy II Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 286. It is the 952nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Culinary students from Omaha 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.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 4 culinary schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Xenon International Academy II Inc comes out as the most expensive ($20,216/yr) for culinary students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|