Brick, NJ (population: 83,343) has five jewelry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Jewelry students from Brick 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 Brick, 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) for jewelry students, with Studio Jewelers as the lowest, reported at only $8,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brick|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||8.9 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||30.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||31.5 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||32.9 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||34.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||36.3 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||42.1 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||42.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||43.1 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||45.0 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||47.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||48.1 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||48.3 miles|