Conway, AR (population: 59,823) has fourteen jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Lake Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 5. It is the 945th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Jewelry Repair students from Conway schools who go on to become jewelry repairers, jewelers, jewelry designers, 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.
Conway lies in Faulkner county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary.
Of the 14 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Conway, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gem City College comes out as the most expensive ($15,147/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Lake Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $1,244/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conway|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||23.4 miles|
|Little Rock||AR||192,247||12||20.3043||243||26.2 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||53.2 miles|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||86.2 miles|