Toledo, OH (population: 288,207) has nine 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 Toledo 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.
Toledo lies in Lucas county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Toledo area has 293,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.86/hr average worker wage, and a $39,230 average annual salary.
Of the 9 pastry schools with a 100-mile radius of Toledo, 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 Toledo|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||43.6 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.3 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||62.1 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||62.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||62.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||63.8 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||65.6 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||67.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||69.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||72.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||73.1 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||73.3 miles|