Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Dallas, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 15,783. It is the 153rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Audio students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $46,460. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $44,570/yr and there are 830 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.405 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.073/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 3 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Dallas, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($12,297/yr) for audio students, with Texas Woman's University as the lowest, reported at only $9,272/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|