Iowa contains twelve schools that offer jewelry programs. Lake Career and Technical Center, the highest-ranking jewelry school in IA, has a total student population of 5 and is the 945th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 jewelry schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gem City College comes out as the most expensive ($15,147/yr), with Lake Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $1,244/yr.
Jewelry students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 40 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $28,170. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $34,540/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Iowa Interesting Facts