San Luis Obispo, CA (population: 43,926) has fourteen 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 San Luis Obispo 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.
San Luis Obispo lies in San Luis Obispo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area has 99,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,470 average annual salary.
Of the 14 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of San Luis Obispo, 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.