Spokane, WA (population: 204,424) has three culinary schools within its city limits. Total Cosmetology Training Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a culinary program, has a total student population of 95. It is the 1708th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Culinary students from Spokane 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.
Spokane lies in Spokane county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Spokane area has 203,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.72/hr average worker wage, and a $41,010 average annual salary.
Of the 3 culinary schools in Spokane, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design comes out as the most expensive ($18,576/yr) for culinary students, with Spokane Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,422/yr.