Winston Salem, NC has five jewelry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wytheville Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 3,783. It is the 4625th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Jewelry students from Winston Salem 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.
Of the 5 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Winston Salem, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Patrick Henry Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,363/yr) for jewelry students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Winston Salem|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||68.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||91.6 miles|