Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has six culinary schools within its city limits. Baldwin Beauty School, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 85. It is the 2494th highest ranked school in the USA and the 110th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from Austin 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.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 6 culinary schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Culinary Academy of Austin comes out as the most expensive ($39,675/yr) for culinary students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|