Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one jewelry design school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Montgomery Community College has a total student population of 1,036. It is the 4906th highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Jewelry Design students from Charlotte 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.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montgomery Community College ends up costing a student $2,315/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|