Battle Creek, MI (population: 51,817) has two jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ferris State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 13,865. It is the 2147th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Jewelry Repair students from Battle 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.
Battle Creek lies in Calhoun county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Battle Creek area has 52,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $20.09/hr average worker wage, and a $41,780 average annual salary.
Of the 2 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Battle Creek, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ferris State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,370/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Northwest State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,112/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Battle Creek|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||35.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||48.9 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||50.6 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||66.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||68.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||76.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||85.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||94.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||94.9 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||95.4 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||96.3 miles|