Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two audio schools within its city limits. School of Communication Arts, the highest ranked school in the city with an audio program, has a total student population of 346. It is the 3595th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Audio students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are ** employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $36,000. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $42,770/yr and there are 110 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.218 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and **/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 2 audio schools in Raleigh, none 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) for audio students, with Shaw University as the lowest, reported at only $15,124/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|