Middlebury, VT has two audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 6,453. It is the 1596th highest ranked school in the USA and the 139th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Audio students from Middlebury 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.
Middlebury lies in Addison county, which is one of the 8 counties in Vermont. Overall, the Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area has 105,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $19.06/hr average worker wage, and a $39,650 average annual salary.
Of the 2 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Middlebury, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Saint Rose comes out as the most expensive ($21,359/yr) for audio students, with SUNY College at Plattsburgh as the lowest, reported at only $11,291/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Middlebury|
|Essex Junction||VT||-||1||2.61518||0||33.0 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||72.3 miles|