Flagstaff, AZ (population: 61,390) has one audio school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Prescott College has a total student population of 1,119. It is the 521st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Audio students from Flagstaff 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.
Flagstaff lies in Coconino county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Flagstaff area has 56,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,880 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College ends up costing a student $25,284/yr.