Washington contains six schools that offer audio programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking audio school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 audio schools in Washington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
Audio students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 300 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $52,250. Audio and video equipment technicians in this state earn $41,170/yr and there are 690 employed.
Also, within the audio schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from audio, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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