West Orange, NJ (population: 49,330) has twenty-five audio production schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio production program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Audio Production students from West Orange 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.
West Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 25 audio production schools with a 100-mile radius of West Orange, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for audio production students, with CUNY Lehman College as the lowest, reported at only $4,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Orange|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||18.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||18.7 miles|