Massachusetts contains three schools that offer jewelry programs. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the highest-ranking jewelry school in MA, has a total student population of 2,422 and is the 237th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 jewelry schools in Massachusetts, 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), with University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth as the lowest recorded at only $14,162/yr.
Jewelry students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 180 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $42,290. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $38,640/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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