Connecticut contains five schools that offer jewelry programs. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest-ranking jewelry school in CT, has a total student population of 2,360 and is the 85th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 jewelry schools in Connecticut, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhode Island School of Design comes out as the most expensive ($35,991/yr), with Studio Jewelers as the lowest recorded at only $8,964/yr.
Jewelry students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $43,110. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $53,120/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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