Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has eleven culinary schools within its city limits. Ogle School of Hair Design, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 323. It is the 921st highest ranked school in the USA and the 40th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from Dallas 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.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary.
Of the 11 culinary schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($40,779/yr) for culinary students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|