Jersey City, NJ (population: 242,594) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 60. It is the 5649th highest ranked school in the USA and the 129th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Culinary students from Jersey 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. In fact, in the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed cooks, private household earning an average salary of $26,670. Bakers in this area earn $27,880/yr and there are 5,300 employed.
Jersey City lies in Hudson county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.046 out of every 1000 jobs in Jersey City are held by bakers, and **/1000 are held by cooks, private household.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Jersey City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design comes out as the most expensive ($24,696/yr) for culinary students, with Hudson County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jersey City|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||5.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||5.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||6.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||6.9 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||9.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||10.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.9 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.3 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||14.8 miles|