Alamogordo, NM has one jewelry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at El Paso has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Jewelry students from Alamogordo 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.
Alamogordo lies in Otero county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 124,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.53/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso ends up costing a student $5,224/yr.