Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two audio schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with an audio program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
Audio students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 310 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $36,450. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $36,880/yr and there are 320 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.443 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.434/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 2 audio schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for audio students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|