Waterbury, CT (population: 107,118) has twenty-two audio 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 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 students from Waterbury 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.
Waterbury lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Waterbury area has 65,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $44,650 average annual salary.
Of the 22 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterbury, only 14 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 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 Waterbury|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||15.0 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||18.4 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||25.7 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||35.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||40.5 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||47.6 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||48.9 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||52.9 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||55.6 miles|