Michigan contains four schools that offer jewelry programs. Ferris State University, the highest-ranking jewelry school in MI, has a total student population of 13,865 and is the 2147th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 jewelry schools in Michigan, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ferris State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,370/yr), with Alpena Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,805/yr.
Jewelry students from Michigan 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 Michigan alone, there are 220 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $26,380. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $32,630/yr and there are 620 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Michigan, the average student population is 3,208 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 6233 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,809 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,088, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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