Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two jewelry schools within its city limits. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the highest ranked school in the city with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 2,422. It is the 237th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Jewelry students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 100 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $41,820. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this area earn $41,830/yr and there are 310 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.183 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by jewelers and precious stone and metal workers, and 0.060/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 2 jewelry schools in Boston, 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) for jewelry students, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest, reported at only $15,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|