Wisconsin contains four schools that offer audio programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking audio school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 audio schools in Wisconsin, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Marquette University comes out as the most expensive ($24,839/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the lowest recorded at only $9,238/yr.
Audio students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 180 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average yearly salary of $40,740. Audio and video equipment technicians in this state earn $37,580/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the audio schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from audio, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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