North Carolina contains five schools that offer audio programs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking audio school in NC, has a total student population of 28,916 and is the 20th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 audio schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, School of Communication Arts comes out as the most expensive ($25,171/yr), with University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the lowest recorded at only $6,012/yr.
Audio students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 190 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $43,220. Audio and video equipment technicians in this state earn $35,740/yr and there are 710 employed.
Also, within the audio schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from audio, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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