Walnut Creek, CA (population: 64,055) has four 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 Walnut Creek 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.
Walnut Creek lies in Contra Costa county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 4 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Walnut Creek, only 2 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 Santa Rosa Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $8,641/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Walnut Creek|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||13.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||14.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||20.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||24.1 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||27.8 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||36.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||42.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||52.8 miles|