Mount Vernon, NY (population: 68,747) has six 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 Mount Vernon 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.
Mount Vernon lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. 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 6 jewelry design schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||2.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||8.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.5 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||12.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||18.3 miles|