North Carolina contains three schools that offer jewelry programs. Haywood Community College, the highest-ranking jewelry school in NC, has a total student population of 2,342 and is the 4179th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 jewelry schools in North Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Haywood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,465/yr), with Montgomery Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,315/yr.
Jewelry students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 140 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $26,810. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $32,360/yr and there are 370 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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