Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has one jewelry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Jones County Junior College has a total student population of 5,250. It is the 4514th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Jewelry students from Jackson 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.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jones County Junior College ends up costing a student $6,213/yr.