Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has two jewelry schools within a 100-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 Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $26,400. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this area earn $32,400/yr and there are 370 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.179 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by jewelers and precious stone and metal workers, and 0.028/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 2 jewelry schools with a 100-mile radius of Dallas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of North Texas comes out as the most expensive ($10,409/yr) for jewelry students, with Paris Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $7,145/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|