Tacoma, WA (population: 200,855) has five jewelry design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry design program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about jewelry design programs in Tacoma, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of jewelry design professors at University of Washington such as Magnus Feil, Annabelle Gould, Kristine Matthews, Dominic Muren, Christopher Ozubko, and Axel Roesler.
Jewelry Design students from Tacoma 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.
Tacoma lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary.
Of the 5 jewelry design schools with a 100-mile radius of Tacoma, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($11,788/yr) for jewelry design students, with Grays Harbor College as the lowest, reported at only $6,932/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tacoma|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||11.7 miles|