Ceres, CA (population: 43,443) has three jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California College of the Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 1,828. It is the 3265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 312th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Jewelry Repair students from Ceres 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.
Ceres lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary.
Of the 3 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Ceres, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Evergreen Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $9,070/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ceres|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||53.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||57.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||58.1 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||60.7 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||62.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||65.6 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||71.6 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||73.7 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||73.8 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||74.1 miles|