North Charleston, SC (population: 99,930) has two audio engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Carolina-Columbia, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio engineering program, has a total student population of 28,482. It is the 786th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Audio Engineering students from North Charleston schools who go on to become audio engineers, audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Audio and video equipment technicians make on average $42,450 per year and there are about 46,070 of them employed in the US today.
North Charleston lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
Of the 2 audio engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of North Charleston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Carolina-Columbia comes out as the most expensive ($14,611/yr) for audio engineering students, with South Carolina State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,411/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||12.2 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||85.7 miles|