Arizona contains two schools that offer jewelry programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking jewelry school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 jewelry schools in Arizona, only 1 has 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), with Mohave Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,373/yr.
Jewelry students from Arizona schools who go on to become jewelers, jewelry designers, jewelry makers, jewelry repairers, 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. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arizona alone, there are 80 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $29,520. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $34,310/yr and there are 580 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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