Bethpage, NY has five jewelry design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arcadia University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry design program, has a total student population of 3,953. It is the 324th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Jewelry Design students from Bethpage 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.
Bethpage lies in Nassau county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Nassau-Suffolk Metropolitan area has 1,225,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $24.13/hr average worker wage, and a $50,190 average annual salary.
Of the 5 jewelry design schools with a 100-mile radius of Bethpage, 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 Bethpage|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||8.1 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||15.6 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||17.2 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||19.8 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||20.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||21.1 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||21.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||24.0 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||24.5 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||24.6 miles|