Virginia contains nine schools that offer jewelry programs. Wytheville Community College, the highest-ranking jewelry school in VA, has a total student population of 3,783 and is the 4625th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 jewelry schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Virginia Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,355/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Jewelry students from Virginia 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.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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