El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Tri-State Cosmetology Institute 1, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 331. It is the 2885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 135th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pipo Academy of Hair Design comes out as the most expensive ($6,258/yr) for culinary students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.