Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has five audio production schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Memphis, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio production program, has a total student population of 21,424. It is the 404th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Audio Production students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 5 audio production schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr) for audio production students, with Coahoma Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,529/yr.