Rochester, NY (population: 205,236) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Rochester Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 15,445. It is the 137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Culinary students from Rochester 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.
Rochester lies in Monroe county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Rochester area has 489,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.32/hr average worker wage, and a $42,270 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Rochester, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rochester Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($25,524/yr) for culinary students, with Shear Ego International School of Hair Design as the lowest, reported at only $14,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rochester|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||70.9 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||74.7 miles|