Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has thirty-two jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Corcoran College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 921. It is the 435th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Jewelry Repair students from Louisville 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.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary.
Of the 32 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Louisville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Savannah College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($30,092/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 Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|