El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one audio school within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Audio students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso ends up costing a student $5,224/yr.