Providence, RI (population: 170,868) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Johnson & Wales University, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 10,709. It is the 2198th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Culinary students from Providence 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.
Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Providence, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Empire Beauty School-Providence comes out as the most expensive ($24,528/yr) for culinary students, with Johnson & Wales University as the lowest, reported at only $24,402/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Providence|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||3.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||17.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||27.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||37.6 miles|