New Jersey contains five schools that offer jewelry programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking jewelry school in NJ, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 jewelry schools in New Jersey, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gemological Institute of America-New York comes out as the most expensive ($24,378/yr), with Studio Jewelers as the lowest recorded at only $8,964/yr.
Jewelry students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $57,670. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $39,450/yr and there are 1,070 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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