Washington contains six schools that offer jewelry programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking jewelry school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 jewelry schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($11,788/yr), with Grays Harbor College as the lowest recorded at only $6,932/yr.
Jewelry students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 160 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $31,730. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this state earn $38,260/yr and there are 360 employed.
Also, within the jewelry schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from jewelry, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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