Oregon contains two schools that offer jewelry programs. University of Oregon, the highest-ranking jewelry school in OR, has a total student population of 22,335 and is the 874th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 jewelry schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Oregon comes out as the most expensive ($13,342/yr), with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,174/yr.
Jewelry students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 60 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $28,840. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $33,700/yr and there are 270 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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