West Atlantic City, NJ 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 West Atlantic City 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 West Atlantic City, 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 West Atlantic City|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||13.7 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||42.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||44.0 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||45.2 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||60.7 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||62.6 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||64.0 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||65.9 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||71.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||72.9 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||77.0 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||79.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||79.9 miles|