Crowley, LA has four audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Audio students from Crowley 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.
Crowley lies in Acadia county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Iberia nonmetropolitan area has 138,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $17.04/hr average worker wage, and a $35,450 average annual salary.
Of the 4 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Crowley, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,923/yr) for audio students, with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest, reported at only $5,042/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Crowley|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||49.3 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||76.1 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||78.5 miles|