Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has one culinary school within its city limits. Lubbock Hair Academy is the 6808th highest ranked school in the USA and the 378th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Culinary students from Lubbock 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.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lubbock Hair Academy ends up costing a student $/yr.