Beaumont, TX (population: 110,900) has ten jewelry schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of North Texas, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 35,003. It is the 1230th highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Jewelry students from Beaumont 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.
Beaumont lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area has 159,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.65/hr average worker wage, and a $38,800 average annual salary.
Of the 10 jewelry schools with a 500-mile radius of Beaumont, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria comes out as the most expensive ($13,968/yr) for jewelry students, with Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus as the lowest, reported at only $1,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaumont|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||56.8 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||68.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||71.5 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||72.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||80.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||91.4 miles|