Pullman, WA has eleven culinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology, the highest ranked school in this group with a culinary program, has a total student population of 78. It is the 1144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Culinary students from Pullman 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.
Pullman lies in Whitman county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area has 58,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $19.81/hr average worker wage, and a $41,190 average annual salary.
Of the 11 culinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Pullman, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Headmasters School of Hair Design comes out as the most expensive ($34,328/yr) for culinary students, with Spokane Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pullman|
|Spokane Valley||WA||88,534||3||20.275||37||65.0 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||72.1 miles|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||74.5 miles|