Montana contains three schools that offer jewelry programs. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology, the highest-ranking jewelry school in MT, has a total student population of 1,380 and is the 5166th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 jewelry schools in Montana, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Montana-Helena College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($10,956/yr), with Flathead Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,297/yr.
Jewelry students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 90 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $24,940. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $29,750/yr and there are 120 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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