A degree in Metal and Jewelry Arts is a valuable choice and frequently an obligatory first step for undergrads aspiring to enter a career as a metal fabricator, a jeweler, or an industrial artist. In fact, metal and jewelry arts is a very rare degree ranking as the 371st most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 108 metal and jewelry arts graduates. In-state tuition for metal and jewelry arts at private institutions is, on average, 3.2 times more expensive than their public fellows.
With just 21 institutions having programs for this degree you might have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other metal and jewelry arts undergraduates, consider schools in Pennsylvania which have the most undergraduates admitted to metal and jewelry arts annually. less precisely, the top region to pursue metal and jewelry arts is in the Mid East region with Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Temple University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study metal and jewelry arts is the American Athletic Conference with Temple University representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best university for metal and jewelry arts is Rhode Island School of Design. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.
The overall best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be lots of perspectives to think about when deciding on university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely alter your choice on where to go to college. At Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which metal and jewelry arts college boasts the best campus, the answer is Rochester Institute of Technology. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life and, from that list, our selection of the college with the best student life for metal and jewelry arts is Rhode Island School of Design. Curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Many of our picks will probably shock you.
If cost is a primary influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Rhode Island School of Design. Rhode Island School of Design is our most expensive school for metal and jewelry arts, at least for out of state enrollment. We have an entire page for the most expensive schools that could put the cost at Rhode Island School of Design into perspective. For more context, you may care to know that metal and jewelry arts is the 223rd most expensive major in the nation, with an average cost of $29,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for metal and jewelry arts in the nation is Rhode Island demonstrated by a tuition of $51,800 at the main college in the state Rhode Island School of Design. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for metal and jewelry arts is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a cost of $25,730, and Rhode Island School of Design with a cost of $51,800.
Our cheapest region for metal and jewelry arts is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Ferris State University with a cost of $12,376. More optimistically, the most affordable university for metal and jewelry arts is Ferris State University. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.
In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $14,200 for a degree in metal and jewelry arts. That cost inflates by a lot to an average of $26,800 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our pick for the college constituting the best value for metal and jewelry arts: Rhode Island School of Design. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value overall. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.
Earnings for metal and jewelry arts majors can cover a wide range, but two years after completing the major graduates will typically earn in the neighborhood of $49,100. There is a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can rake in up to $89,700. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning jobs within the metal and jewelry arts space make $26,900, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from metal and jewelry arts have come from Rochester Institute of Technology and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.
The prevailing diversity of metal and jewelry arts is subpar, ranking within the 42nd percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for metal and jewelry arts is Academy of Art University and here you can find our general list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Metal and Jewelry Arts major only is in the 38th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 48th percentile. Students who are not latino, asian, white, or black make up the largest share at 58% of those majoring in metal and jewelry arts. Additionally, 90% of undergrads seeking a metal and jewelry arts major are women.
The median rating for metal and jewelry arts professors is 4 stars, a rating which is actually the median score across every major; which is a fine. If you want to find the most popular metal and jewelry arts instructor in the nation, consider looking up Paul Weisbroat at Fashion Institute of Technology. It may surprise you, but the top rated professors for metal and jewelry arts from student rankings are at Fashion Institute of Technology. As we including data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the best instructors for metal and jewelry arts is Massachusetts College of Art and Design. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of instructors in the U.S.
Finally, the most difficult college to get into for metal and jewelry arts is Rhode Island School of Design. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that approaching academics from examples mainly informed by superlatives could cause issues. We encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different colleges and read a couple of Authority's helpful background pages on important things to look for as you progress with your college search.