Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four jewelry schools within a 2500-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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 30 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $42,220. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this area earn $28,620/yr and there are 100 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by jewelers and precious stone and metal workers, and 0/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 4 jewelry schools with a 2500-mile radius of Honolulu, 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.