Illinois contains one school that offers jewelry programs. Gem City College has a total student population of 66 and is the 3130th highest ranked school in America.
Jewelry students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $34,910. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $45,530/yr and there are 510 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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