Bay Minette, AL has two audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern Mississippi, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 15,300. It is the 1880th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Audio students from Bay Minette schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today.
Bay Minette lies in Baldwin county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area has 130,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.89/hr average worker wage, and a $33,060 average annual salary.
Of the 2 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Bay Minette, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern Mississippi comes out as the most expensive ($9,718/yr) for audio students, with University of South Alabama as the lowest, reported at only $9,002/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bay Minette|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||42.4 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||75.9 miles|