Stillwater, OK (population: 49,103) has two audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Tulsa, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 4,187. It is the 1761st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Audio students from Stillwater 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.
Stillwater lies in Payne county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 122,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $15.68/hr average worker wage, and a $32,610 average annual salary.
Of the 2 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Stillwater, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Tulsa comes out as the most expensive ($20,686/yr) for audio students, with University of Tulsa as the lowest, reported at only $20,686/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stillwater|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||39.9 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||49.3 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||51.9 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||64.5 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||64.6 miles|