Lansing, MI (population: 112,579) has ten pastry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oregon Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a pastry program, has a total student population of 413. It is the 3014th highest ranked school in the USA and the 171st highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Pastry students from Lansing schools who go on to become culinary artists, bakers, chefs, pastry chefs, 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.
Lansing lies in Ingham county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Lansing-East Lansing area has 200,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.57/hr average worker wage, and a $42,790 average annual salary.
Of the 10 pastry schools with a 100-mile radius of Lansing, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Michigan comes out as the most expensive ($36,230/yr) for pastry students, with Mott Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,257/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lansing|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||4.1 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||34.9 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||44.8 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||51.3 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||58.9 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||60.3 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||61.5 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||65.3 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||65.7 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||66.9 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||70.4 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||70.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||72.6 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||75.2 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||77.9 miles|