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Culinary

Culinary Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 550 culinary schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 428 culinary schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 93% are on Facebook.

Visual Preferences

Color

Approximately 69.8% of the 550 culinary schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 9.5% use grey as the primary color on their websites. Black (6.2%), blue (5.1%) and yellow (3.3%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on culinary school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest culinary schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. Houston Community College: white 36% and grey 4.3%
  2. Northern Virginia Community College: white 11% and grey 4.6%
  3. Tarrant County College District: white 18% and yellow 4%

Font

The largest number, nearly 44.9%, of culinary school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on culinary school websites include Verdana (25.6%) and Tahoma (8.2%).

The largest culinary school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. Houston Community College: Arial
  2. Northern Virginia Community College: Trebuchet
  3. Tarrant County College District: Arial

Social Presence

Exactly 239 culinary schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 103 YouTube channel subscribers. The culinary schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. Culinary Institute of America: 8,384 subscribers
  2. The Art Institute of Atlanta: 1,885 subscribers
  3. Boston University: 1,194 subscribers

Exactly 308 culinary schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 619 Twitter account followers. The culinary schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. Culinary Institute of America: 10,091 followers
  2. Boston University: 9,069 followers
  3. The Art Institute of Atlanta: 9,023 followers

Web Metrics

Although all culinary schools have websites, only about 29% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 71% of culinary school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The culinary schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Central Arizona College: 93,584 broken links
  2. Tarrant County College District: 14,140 broken links
  3. Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg: 4,597 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on culinary school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The culinary school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. Pima Community College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. California Culinary Academy: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors

The culinary school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. Bergen Community College: 178 HTML validation errors; 869 CSS validation errors
  2. Spoon River College: 68 HTML validation errors; 871 CSS validation errors
  3. ECPI College of Technology: 11 HTML validation errors; 588 CSS validation errors

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