Amarillo, TX (population: 190,449) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Milan Institute of Cosmetology, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 212. It is the 3841st highest ranked school in the USA and the 199th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from Amarillo 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.
Amarillo lies in Potter county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Amarillo area has 108,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.1% unemployment rate, $17.55/hr average worker wage, and a $36,510 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Amarillo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milan Institute of Cosmetology comes out as the most expensive ($27,014/yr) for culinary students, with Amarillo College as the lowest, reported at only $3,490/yr.