Wilkes Barre, PA has eleven audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Audio students from Wilkes Barre 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 11 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilkes Barre, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ithaca College comes out as the most expensive ($27,899/yr) for audio students, with Montclair State University as the lowest, reported at only $11,392/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilkes Barre|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||40.3 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||55.8 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||78.3 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||86.1 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||87.4 miles|