North Bergen, NJ (population: 59,771) has twenty-four audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Audio students from North Bergen 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.
Of the 24 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of North Bergen, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for audio students, with CUNY Lehman College as the lowest, reported at only $4,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Bergen|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||3.0 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||5.3 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||7.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||9.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||9.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||11.1 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.4 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||13.4 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||13.7 miles|