Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) 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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $36,900. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $46,010/yr and there are 250 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.290 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.064/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 3 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|