North East, MD has five jewelry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Jewelry students from North East 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.
North East lies in Cecil county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area has 328,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,230 average annual salary.
Of the 5 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of North East, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Corcoran College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($27,567/yr) for jewelry students, with Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg as the lowest, reported at only $8,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North East|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||14.4 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||20.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||42.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||46.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||52.7 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.2 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||55.0 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||57.8 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||60.4 miles|