New Mexico contains four schools that offer jewelry programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking jewelry school in NM, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 jewelry schools in New Mexico, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($12,952/yr), with The University of Texas at El Paso as the lowest recorded at only $5,224/yr.
Jewelry students from New Mexico 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 Mexico alone, there are 90 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $18,670. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $28,380/yr and there are 1,020 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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