Old Lyme, CT has eight 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 Old Lyme 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 8 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Old Lyme, only 1 has 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 Studio Jewelers as the lowest, reported at only $8,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Old Lyme|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||27.9 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||30.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||34.2 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||43.2 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||60.4 miles|