Chico, CA (population: 85,863) has thirteen jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Bethesda Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 295. It is the 741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Jewelry Repair students from Chico 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.
Chico lies in Butte county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Chico area has 69,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,630 average annual salary.
Of the 13 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Chico, only 7 have 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 Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chico|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||83.5 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||84.1 miles|