West New York, NJ (population: 47,282) has seven jewelry design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry design program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Jewelry Design students from West New York 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.
West New York lies in Hudson county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary.
Of the 7 jewelry design schools with a 100-mile radius of West New York, only 2 have 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 West New York|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||2.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||3.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||5.1 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||6.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||7.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||10.8 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||12.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.0 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.7 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||14.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||14.8 miles|