Sunbury, PA has five audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 14,211. It is the 211th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Audio students from Sunbury 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.
Sunbury lies in Northumberland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 238,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.38/hr average worker wage, and a $36,150 average annual salary.
Of the 5 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Sunbury, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Elmira College comes out as the most expensive ($25,196/yr) for audio students, with Lackawanna College as the lowest, reported at only $12,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sunbury|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||54.5 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||56.0 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||77.0 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||84.8 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||86.1 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||91.2 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||91.6 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||93.7 miles|