Albuquerque, NM (population: 535,923) has three jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
Jewelry Repair students from Albuquerque 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.
Albuquerque lies in Bernalillo county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Albuquerque area has 381,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $19.31/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 3 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Albuquerque, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern Arizona University comes out as the most expensive ($11,306/yr) for jewelry repair students, with The University of Texas at El Paso as the lowest, reported at only $5,224/yr.