New Rochelle, NY (population: 74,592) has two audio schools within its city limits. The College of New Rochelle, the highest ranked school in the city with an audio program, has a total student population of 4,859. It is the 620th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Audio students from New Rochelle 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,860 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $58,040. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $55,730/yr and there are 4,610 employed.
New Rochelle lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.911 out of every 1000 jobs in New Rochelle are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.565/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 2 audio schools in New Rochelle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of New Rochelle comes out as the most expensive ($28,588/yr) for audio students, with Iona College as the lowest, reported at only $25,814/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Rochelle|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||2.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||7.0 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||12.6 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||12.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||14.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.0 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||15.4 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||15.9 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||19.2 miles|