East Providence, RI (population: 48,249) has fourteen pastry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern New Hampshire University, the highest ranked school in this group with a pastry program, has a total student population of 7,119. It is the 605th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Pastry students from East Providence 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.
East Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 14 pastry schools with a 100-mile radius of East Providence, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts comes out as the most expensive ($44,097/yr) for pastry students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from East Providence|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||14.3 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||23.0 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||23.7 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||38.0 miles|