Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has sixteen culinary schools within its city limits. Sebring Career Schools, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 107. It is the 1311th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from Houston 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.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary.
Of the 16 culinary schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenotre comes out as the most expensive ($40,558/yr) for culinary students, with Houston Training School as the lowest, reported at only $6,084/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|