Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has three jewelry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California College of the Arts, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 1,828. It is the 3265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 312th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Jewelry students from Sacramento 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.
Of the 3 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Sacramento, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California College of the Arts comes out as the most expensive ($30,933/yr) for jewelry students, with Santa Rosa Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $8,641/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|