Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Rudy & Kelly Academy of Hair and Nails, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 121. It is the 2284th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Culinary students from Virginia Beach 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Virginia Beach comes out as the most expensive ($20,748/yr) for culinary students, with ECPI College of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $13,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|