Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has six audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 42,347. It is the 59th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Indiana.
Audio students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are ** employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $50,450. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $40,810/yr and there are 210 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.237 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and **/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 6 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Indianapolis, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Miami University-Oxford comes out as the most expensive ($19,305/yr) for audio students, with Indiana University-Bloomington as the lowest, reported at only $10,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|