Lynchburg, VA (population: 70,334) has two culinary schools within its city limits. Miller-Motte Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 468. It is the 3045th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Culinary students from Lynchburg 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.
Lynchburg lies in Lynchburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Lynchburg area has 99,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $17.03/hr average worker wage, and a $35,420 average annual salary.
Of the 2 culinary schools in Lynchburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Legends Institute comes out as the most expensive ($15,144/yr) for culinary students, with Miller-Motte Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,824/yr.
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