Groton, CT has four jewelry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rhode Island School of Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 2,360. It is the 85th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Jewelry students from Groton 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.
Groton lies in New London county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Norwich-New London-RI area has 134,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,520 average annual salary.
Of the 4 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Groton, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Bennet Street School comes out as the most expensive ($61,218/yr) for jewelry students, with University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth as the lowest, reported at only $14,162/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Groton|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||13.3 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||39.9 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||40.6 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||43.8 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||46.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||48.5 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||56.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||57.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||60.8 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||62.7 miles|