Stamford, CT (population: 121,373) has four jewelry design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College at New Paltz, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry design program, has a total student population of 7,907. It is the 1048th highest ranked school in the USA and the 96th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about jewelry design programs in Stamford, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of jewelry design professors at SUNY College at New Paltz such as Mary Leary.
Jewelry Design students from Stamford schools who go on to become jewelry designers, craft artists, jewelers, jewelry makers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 23,410 people working as jewelers and precious stone and metal workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,620.
Stamford lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary.
Of the 4 jewelry design schools with a 100-mile radius of Stamford, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gemological Institute of America-New York comes out as the most expensive ($24,378/yr) for jewelry design students, with Studio Jewelers as the lowest, reported at only $8,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stamford|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||12.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.3 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.7 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||26.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||28.1 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||29.2 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||29.6 miles|