Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has two audio production schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio production program, has a total student population of 21,306. It is the 275th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Audio Production students from Charlotte schools who go on to become audio production engineers, audio professionals, audio engineers, audio producers, 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.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
Of the 2 audio production schools with a 100-mile radius of Charlotte, both of them have 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 production students, with University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|