Grand Rapids, MI (population: 193,337) 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 Grand Rapids 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.
Grand Rapids lies in Kent county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Grand Rapids-Wyoming area has 364,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.57/hr average worker wage, and a $40,710 average annual salary.
Of the 2 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Grand Rapids, both of them have 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 Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $7,083/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grand Rapids|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||50.6 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||61.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||76.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||91.8 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||93.9 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||94.1 miles|