Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 154. It is the 1196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 110th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Culinary students from Albany 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.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Albany, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology comes out as the most expensive ($16,188/yr) for culinary students, with Austin's School of Spa Technology as the lowest, reported at only $13,884/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|