Toms River, NJ (population: 131,619) has twenty-two 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 Toms River 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.
Toms River lies in Ocean county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary.
Of the 22 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Toms River, 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 Toms River|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||34.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||38.2 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||40.5 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||40.8 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||42.4 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||44.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||44.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.9 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||51.0 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||51.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||52.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||53.6 miles|