Mount Laurel, NJ has six 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 Mount Laurel 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 6 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Laurel, 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 Mount Laurel|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||6.2 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||18.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||26.9 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||28.1 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||29.0 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||34.4 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||38.2 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.5 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||42.4 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||44.0 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||45.0 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||49.0 miles|