Illinois contains seven schools that offer audio programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking audio school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 audio schools in Illinois, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr), with Illinois State University as the lowest recorded at only $12,202/yr.
Audio students from Illinois 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. In fact, in the Illinois alone, there are 650 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $47,140. Audio and video equipment technicians in this state earn $41,320/yr and there are 1,170 employed.
Also, within the audio schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from audio, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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